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USS Palisana (AF-39)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Xray - Juliet - November
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Adria Class Stores Ship:
Laid down, 28 August 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (R1-M-AV3) hull, under a Maritime Commission contract at Pennsylvania Shipyards, Inc, Beaumont, TX.
Launched, 21 October 1944
Acquired by the US Navy, 22 March 1945
Commissioned USS Palisana (AF-39), 16 April 1945
Decommissioned, circa April-May 1946
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 22 May 1946 for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet
Struck from the Naval Register, 19 June 1946
Leased by the Maritime Commission for commercial service, to the Alaska Steamship Co., renamed MV Spirit
Purchased by an unknown company in Tacoma, WA., in 1957
Friend Ships obtained Spirit, 2 October 1985 for humanitarian purposes
MV Spirit is in service as of 2005
Displacement 3,139 t.(lt) 6,240 t.(fl)
Draft 21' 1" (lim)
Speed 11.5 kts. (trial)
Largest Boom Capacity 10 t.
Cargo Capacity 3,170 DWT
Refrigerated 114,580 Cu ft.
Non-refrigerated 47.610 Cu ft.
one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
six single 20mm AA gun mounts
Fuel Capacity Diesel 6,300 Bbls
one Nordberg, TSM Diesel engine
three Diesel-drive 250Kw 120V/240V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
single propeller, 1,700shp
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||Ex-USS Palisana (AF-39) in commercial service as the Friend Ship MV Spirit under tow, date and place location.
US Navy photo
USS Palisana (AF-39)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Dietrich, G. S.||16 April 1945 - 1945|
|02||LT. Weber, R.||1945 - 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
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