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SS President Grant-Circa 1942

January 21 2012 at 4:45 AM
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Bob Burns  (no login)


I am looking for a photograph for the Armed Guard Unit, SS PRESIDENT GRANT circa November 1942.

She was a passenger-cargo vessel, displacing 21,000 tons, speed 14 knots. The vessel was owned by the American President Lines operating under a bare boat charter issued to the Maritime Commission and chartered by the War Shipping Administration. She was built in 1920-21, class XAP, DWT. 13050, and she was severally damaged when she ran aground on ULAMA reef near Sydney, Feb. 22, 1944.

"She was one of the three transports escorted by the HMS Leander as part of convoy F.P.1 from Auckland to Noumea; departing 0801 Nov 3 and arriving 1700 Nov 6, 1942."

There were at least four, similar vessels named the SS PRESIENT GRANT yet I am not sure which one traveled with the F.P.1. convoy of November 3-6, 1942 from NZ to NC, maybe someone on this forum knows and may have a photograph of this vessel.


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