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NavSource Online: Army Ship Photo Archive
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Laid down in 1919 as SS Lake Flatonia for the United States Shipping Board (USSB) at McDougall-Duluth, NM
Launched in 1919
Completed in 1919 and delivered to the United States Shipping Board (USSB)
Acquired in 1926 by the Baltimore & Tampa Steamship Co.
Acquired in 1926 by the New England, New York & Texas Steamship Corp
Acquired in 1927 by the Newtex Corp.
Renamed SS Texas Planter in 1932
Acquired in 1934 by the McCormick Steamship Co.
Renamed SS West Planter in 1935
Acquired in 1937 by the Silverado Steamship Co.
Acquired in 1940 by the Compagnie Generale Transatlantique, renamed SS Vannes reflagged France
Acquired in 1940 by the U.S. Maritime Commission, reflagged Panama
Acquired, 7 February 1942, as a bare bottom charter by the War Shipping Administration at Oakland, CA. from the U.S. Maritime Commission
Allocated, 25 April 1942, under a General Agency Agreement to Pope & Talbot (McCormick Steamship Co. Div.)
Allocated, 13 July 1942, to the War Department, Transportation Corps. as a sub bare bottom charter
Re-delivered, 1 November 1945, to the French Government, dealt to Leon Mazella, reflagged Algeria
Renamed SS Cap de Fer
Acquired in 1951 by the Ritalex Navigation Co., renamed SS Aristalex, reflagged Costa Rica
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 2,609 gross tons
Troopship Passenger Capacity
Cargo Capacity unknown
Cruise Radius unknown
one triple expansion reciprocating steam engine
single shaft 1,500shp
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||SS Lake Flatonia moored pierside at Boston, MA., date unknown
||Bowling Green University - Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
There is no history record for USAT Vannes available at NavSource
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