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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;
    Asiatic-Pacific 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
    Specifications:
    Displacement 7,435 t.(limiting)
    Length 338'
    Beam 50'
    Draft 21'1" (limiting)
    Speed 11.5 kts. (trial)
    Complement
    officers 10
    enlisted 74
    largest boom capacity 10 t.
    Cargo Capacity 3,170 DWT
    refrigerated 114,580 Cu ft
    non-refrigerated 4,300 Cu ft
    Armament
    one single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
    six single 20mm gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity 6,300 Bbls
    Propulsion
    one Nordberg TSM Diesel engine
    three Diesel-drive 250Kw 120V/240V. D.C. Ships's Service Generators
    single propeller, 1,700shp

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    Athanasia 76k 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
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Borden, James J.3 April 1945 - 1 December 1945
    02LCDR. Paul, David M.1 December 1945 - ?
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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    Last Updated 14 March 2014