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USS Athanasia (AF-41)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
Adria Class Stores Ship:
Laid down, 14 August 1944, as MV Stevedore Knot, a Maritime Commission type (R1-M-AV3) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC 2332) hull at Pennsylvania Shipyards, Inc, Beaumont, TX.
Launched, 12 October 1944
Commissioned USS Athanasia (AF-41), 3 April 1945, LT. James J. Borden in command
During World War II USS Athanasia was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign;
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 26 June to 30 July 1945
Decommissioned, 20 December 1945
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 8 January 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay Group, Benecia, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 8 January 1946
Sold, 26 June 1977, to Northwest Diesel Repair Inc., delivered, 11 August 1977
Final Disposition, fate unknown
USS Athanasia earned one battle star for her World War II service
Displacement 3,139 t.(lt) 6,240 t.(fl)
Speed 12 kts. (max)
Cargo Capacity 2,120 DWT
Armament one single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, six single 20mm gun mounts
Propulsion diesel engine, single screw, 1,700shp
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||USS Athanasia (AF-41) anchored in San Francisco Bay, CA., circa 1945.
US Navy photo # NH 82184 Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1975.
|US Naval Historical Center
USS Athanasia (AF-41)
DANFS history entry located at the US Navy History and Heritage Command
|01||LT. Borden, James J.||3 April 1945 - 1 December 1945|
|02||LCDR. Paul, David M.||1 December 1945 - ?|
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