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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 - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Built in 1919-20 as the laker cargo ship SS Lake Galisteo at Manitowoc Shipbuilding, Manitowoc, WI.
Launched in 1920
Delivered in June 1920
Named changed to SS Colorado in 1924
Purchased in 1924 by Agwilines Inc.
Acquired, 25 March 1942, at New York, N.Y., by the War Shipping Administration from Agwilines Inc.
Allocated, sub bare bottom charter, 30 November 1942, to the War Department
Colorado was assigned to the US Army Small Ship Section Southwest-Pacific Area during World War II
Redelivered, 17 February 1946 to Agwilines Inc. at Shanghai, China
Sold to a Chinese interest in August 1946, reflagged China, renamed SS Hai Dean
Final Disposition, scrapped in 1954
Displacement 2,689 gross t.
Passenger Capacity unknown
Cargo Capacity 162,727 cu ft
Largest Boom Capacity unknown
one 3" gun mount
four 20mm gun mounts
Fuel Capacity unknown
one reciprocating steam engine
one propeller 1,550shp
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| Merchant Service
|SS Lake Galisteo moored pierside while under construction at at Manitowoc Shipbuilding, Manitowoc, WI., 1920
Bowling Green University Historical Collection of the Great Lakes
| USAT Colorado
|Aerial starboard side view of USAT Colorado underway, date and location unknown.
Note the 3inch gun and two 20mm Oerlikon AA guns aft. Two further Oerlikons are mounted above the bridge.
Naval Historical Collection, Australia War Memorial
There is no history available for USAT Colorado at NavSource
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Last Updated 18 November 2022
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