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USAT Wichita Falls
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 1919 as SS Lake Fincastle for the United States Shipping Board (USSB) at Toledo Shipbuilding Co., Toledo, OH.
Launched in 1920
Renamed SS Union Liberty date unknown
Delivered in April 1920 to the United States Shipping Board
Acquired in 1926 by the Southern Steamship Co.
Acquired, 19 September 1942, by the War Shipping Administration at Bayonne, N.J., from Southern Steamship Co. as a time charter
Operated as a time charter by Agwilines Inc. from 19 September 1942 to 14 October 1942
Re-acquired, 14 October 1942, by the War Shipping Administration at New York, N.Y. as a bare bottom charter from Southern Steamship Co.
Allocated, 14 October 1942, as a sub bare bottom charter at New York, N.Y. to the War Department, Transportation Corps
Re-delivered, 30 December 1945, to Southern Steamship Co. at Shanghai, China
Sold in 1946 to the China Merchants Steam Navigation Co., Ltd., for $153,608.32, renamed SS Hai Su reflagged China
Resold in 1951 to the Taiwan Navigation Co., Ltd.
Final Disposition, scrapped in 1960
Displacement 2,559 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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||SS Lake Fincastle launching in 1920 at Toledo Shipbuilding Co. Toledo, OH.
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