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USAT William R. Gibson
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 West Segovia for the United States Shipping Board (USSB) at Northwest Steel, Portland, OR.
Launched in 1919
Delivered, 28 August 1919 to the United States Shipping Board at a cost of $1,911.795.57
Purchased, 5 February 1941 by the War Department, Transportation Corps, renamed USAT William R. Gibson
Laid up, 29 July 1946, in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, AL., name reverted to SS West Segovia
Sold, 23 October 1946, to Alex Gournares (PD-X-245), for $231,611.00 for operation, withdrawn from the Reserve Fleet 3 January 1947
Renamed SS Ourania Gurnares, reflagged Panama
Renamed SS Gambler in 1959
Final Disposition, sunk, 14 January 1960, while enroute to shipbreakers
Displacement 5,701 gross tons
Speed 10.5 kts
Troopship Passenger Capacity unknown
Cargo Capacity unknown
Cruise Radius unknown
on steam turbine engine
single shaft 2,500shp
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||USAT William R. Gibson at Seward, Alaska, in 1941. The ship carries neutrality markings and has not yet been armed.
Photo from the collection of John W. Baum, Colonel US Army (1914-2000), supplied by his daughter.
There is no history record for USAT William R. Gibson available at NavSource
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