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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
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American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Antigua Class Stores Ship:
Built in 1931-32, at Bethlehem Ship Building Corp, Quincy, MA.
Launched, date unknown
Completed in 1932 and delivered to United Fruit Company for commercial operation
Acquired by the Maritime Commission from United Fruit Company, 26 December 1941
Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission, 28 December 1941
Designated Antigua (AF-17), never commissioned
Struck from the Naval Register, 26 May 1944
Transferred to the Maritime Commission and returned to her owner, sometime before 26 May 1944
Sold in December 1957 to a Swedish Shipping Line, renamed SS Tortuga
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 6,892 t.
Length 447' 10"
Beam 60' 3"
Draft 24' 7"
Speed 16.5 kts
Cargo Capacity 2,300DWT
one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
four single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mounts
eight single 20mm AA gun mounts
turbo-electric, single propeller
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||SS Antigua in the service of United Fruit Co, docked at Wilmington, CA., date unknown.
||Bud Taylor for his father Rodney E. Taylor, Gunners Mate, US Navy Armed Guard Detachment, SS Antigua 1941- 1942-3
||Antigua (AF-17) underway while operating with civilian crew, 27 November 1942, under allocation to the Navy for its
US National Archives, RG-80-G. photo # 80-G-276591, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
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Last Updated 30 November 2009
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