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USAT Sierra

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Wood-hull Lumber Schooner :
  • Laid down in 1916 as MV Sierra at Matthews Shipyard, Aberdeen, WA.
  • Launched in 1916
  • Delivered January 1917
  • Seized, 14 December 1942, by US Marshal
  • Acquired, 6 February 1943, by the War Shipping Administration at Seattle
  • Allocated, 6 February 1943, as a bare bottom charter to the War Department, Transportation Corps for use as a training vessel
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 20 April 1948, to W. P. Studdent, Kennydale, WA. (PC-X-426 dated 16 March 1948) for $12,800.00
    Displacement 1,578 gross tons
    Length 212'
    Beam 43'
    Draft 19'
    Speed unknown
    Armament unknown
    Complement unknown
    Troopship Passenger Capacity unknown
    Cargo Capacity unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    two 4-cyl diesel engines
    twin shafts 640shp

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