SS Sea Ray
From Our Contribution
A C3 type vessel that was completed as a troopship at the building yard. She sailed from San Francisco in August 1944, returning in September. On 29 September she sailed for Milne Bay, Oro Bay and Hollandia, returning on 30 November to San Francisco. Of interest to us, on 20 December 1944 the SEA RAY departed for Finschhafen, arriving there on 6 January 1945. She spent the ensuing seven months in the Southwest Pacific, having visited Hollandia, Leyte, Biak, Brisbane, Morotai and Finschhafen. She returned to San Francisco on 27 July 1945.
The Sea Ray from San Francisco again on 22 August, and visited Ulithi, Manila, Subic Bay and Yokohama before she returned to San Francisco in late October. In December she departed for Saipan, Manila, Lingayen, Korea and Okinawa. Following her return to San Francisco on 5 March 1946, she sailed for New York, and from there to the Reserve Fleet where she was laid up on 1 July.