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Lost to enemy action, 28 February 1945

USAT Soreldoc

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

Great Lake bulk carrier:
  • Laid down in 1928 as SS Soreldoc for Paterson Steamships Ltd, Fort William, Ontario, Canada, at Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Wallsend=on-Tyne, England
  • Launched in 1928
  • Delivered 1928
  • Purchased, 21 January 1943, by the War Shipping Administration at Mobile, Al. from the Canadian Shipping Board
  • Allocated, 21 January 1943 under a General Agency Agreement to Alcoa Steamship Co. Inc., at Mobile, AL.
  • Allocated, 25 March 1944 to the War Department, Transportation Corps.
  • Final Disposition, sunk by torpedo attack, 28 February 1945 by U-775 south of Barsey Island in the St. Georges Channel, 15 crew members lost
    Displacement 1,926 gross tons
    Length 253'
    Beam 43'
    Draft 20'
    Speed unknown
    Armament unknown
    Complement unknown
    Troopship Passenger Capacity unknown
    Cargo Capacity unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    one triple expansion reciprocating steam engine
    single shaft 750shp

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    Soreldoc 34k SS Soreldoc under way, circa 1930s, location unknown Bowling Green University - Historical Collections of the Great Lakes

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