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USAT Atlantic Trader

WWII International Radio Call Sign:
Love - Nan - Queen - Victor
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 1918 as, a USSB EFC Design #1042, steel Saint Lawrence River canal size bulk freighter SS Crathorne by Great Lakes Engine Works, Ashtabula, OH. for the United States Shipping Board (USSB)
  • Launched in 1918
  • Delivered in November 1918 to the USSB
  • Sold in 1926 to Peterson Steamship Co., Cleveland, OH., renamed SS Frank J. Peterson
  • Sold in 1936 to Saginaw Dock & Terminal Co., Cleveland, OH.
  • Chartered in 1941, by States Marine Corp.
  • Renamed SS Atlantic Trader in 1941
  • Acquired, 4 June 1942, at New York, N.Y. by the War Shipping Administration from the States Marine Corp.
  • Allocated, 25 October 1943, as a sub bare bottom charter to the War Department US Army Transportation Corp. at New York, N.Y.
  • Atlantic Trader was assigned to the US Army Small Ship Section Southwest-Pacific Area during World War II
  • Redelivered, 27 November 1946, States Marine Corp., at Manila, Philippines
  • Sold in November 1946 to Nationalist Chinese government's Foo Shing Steamship Co. LTD., reflagged China, renamed SS Hsin Foo Shin
  • Sold in 1949, to Far Eastern and Panama Transport Corp. (Wheelock, Marden & Co., Mgrs.), renamed SS Tai Yun
  • Renamed SS Mina in 1949, reflagged Panama
  • Renamed SS Northwind in 1958
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in 1961
    Displacement 2,241 gross t.
    Length 253'5"
    Beam 43'6"
    Draft 20'2"
    Speed unknown
    Officers unknown
    Enlisted unknown
    Cargo Capacity 150,000 cu. ft.
    Largest Boom Capacity unknown
    Armament unknown
    Fuel Capacity unknown
    one reciprocating triple expansion steam engine
    two coal-fired boilers
    single propeller, 1,250 shp

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    Atlantic Trader
    30k SS Crathorne under construction in 1918 at Great Lakes Engine Works, Ashtabula, OH.
    Bowling Green State University, University Libraries, Historical Collection of the Great Lakes

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