SS Sea Barb

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Name SS Sea Barb
Builder/Built 1943 Western Steel, San Francisco
Type C3 Class Liberty Ship
Displacement 7,942 tons
Speed 16.5 knots


The USAT Sea Barb was a US Army Troop Transport Ship used to transport men, equipment and supplies during World War II. The standard C3 was a 465-foot ship, of which 162 were built, in five variants. In addition, 75 ships were built to other designs in this size group.

Sold 1949, it was renamed F. J. Luckenbach, and later P & T Seafarer, and finally American Hawk. She was scrapped in 1971.

Soldiers carried

Townsville to Morotai 16 - 26 May 1945

Troops boarded 15 May 1945

Brisbane to Balikpapan ? 16 Jun - ? Jul 1945

2/12th Australian General Hospital