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USAT Texada


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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


Coastal Steamer:
  • Laid down in 1917 as SS Lake Dunmore at Great Lakes Engine Works, Ecorse, MI.
  • Launched in 1917
  • Completed as SS Fagerfjord and delivered to Nilson & Nyquist, of Oslo, Norway
  • Requisitioned by the United States Shipping Board (USSB) after completion in April, 1917
  • Acquired in 1920 by American Merchant Mariners, Inc.
  • Returned to the USSB in 1920
  • Acquired in 1922 by Earl M. Leaf
  • Acquired in 1922 by Los Angeles Lumber Products Steamship Co., renamed SS El Ciruta
  • Acquired in 1927 by James Griffiths & Sons
  • Acquired in 1928 by Kingsley Navigation Co. of California, renamed SS Texada
  • Acquired in 1934 by Kingsley Co. of California
  • Acquired, 20 March 1942, as a bare bottom charter by the War Shipping Administration at Oakland, CA. from the Kingsley Co. of California
  • Allocated, 20 March 1942 as a sub bare bottom charter to the War Department, Transportation Corps.
  • Re-delivered, 2 July 1946, to the Kingsley Co. of California
  • Sold in August 1946 to Oliver J. Olson & Co., renamed SS Howard Olson
  • Final Disposition, cut in two and sunk by collision with SS Marine Leopard, 14 May 1956, off Point Sur, CA with four lives lost
    Specifications:
    Displacement 2,477 gross tons
    Length 253'
    Beam 44'
    Draft 28'
    Speed unknown
    Armament unknown
    Complement unknown
    Troopship Passenger Capacity unknown
    Cargo Capacity unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    Propulsion
    one triple expansion reciprocating steam engine
    single shaft 1,350shp

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    Taku 47k SS Howard Olson under way, circa 1946-56, location unknown Bowling Green University - Historical Collections of the Great Lakes

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