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USAT West Texas

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 1920 as SS Lake Flag for the United States Shipping Board (USSB) at Globe Shipbuilding Co. Superior, WI.
  • Launched in 1920
  • Delivered in 1920 to the United States Shipping Board
  • Acquired in 1926 by the Southern Steamship Co.
  • Acquired, 17 May 1942, by the War Shipping Administration at Lake Charles, LA., from Southern Steamship Co. as a time charter
  • Allocated, 17 May 1942, to Agwilines Inc (agents for Southern Steamship Co.) under a General Agency Agreement
  • Acquired, 20 May 1943, by the War Shipping Administration at New York, N.Y., from Agwilines (agents for Souther Steamship Co. as a bare bottom charter
  • Allocated, 20 May 1943, as a sub bare bottom charter at New York, N.Y. to the War Department, Transportation Corps
  • Re-delivered, 6 February 1946, to Agwilines Inc. (agents for Southern Steamship Co.) at Shanghai, China
  • Sold in 1946 to the China Merchants Steam Navigation Co., Ltd.
  • Resold in 1951 to the Taiwan Navigation Co., Ltd.
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in 1955
    Displacement 2,686 gross tons
    Length 253'
    Beam 44'
    Draft 28'
    Speed unknown
    Armament unknown
    Complement unknown
    Troopship Passenger Capacity unknown
    Cargo Capacity unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    on triple expansion reciprocating steam engine
    single shaft 1,500shp

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