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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
Troopship Passenger Capacity unknown
Cargo Capacity unknown
Cruise Radius unknown
on triple expansion reciprocating steam engine
single shaft 1,500shp
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