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USS Antigone (AGP-16)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Yankee - 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)
Portunus Class Motor Torpedo Boat Tender
Authorized as LST-773
Reclassified a Motor Torpedo Boat Tender, 14 August 1944
Laid down, 15 August 1944, at Chicago Bridge & Iron Co., Seneca, IL.
Launched, 27 October 1944
Commissioned in reduced status as USS Antigone (AGP-16), 27 October 1944 at Algiers, LA.
Decommissioned, 5 December 1944, at Maryland Drydock Co., Baltimore, MD., for conversion to a Motor Torpedo Boat Tender
Recommissioned, 14 May 1945, LCDR. Whitson M. Jones in command
During and after World War II USS Antigone was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Decommissioned, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 10 June 1947
Final Disposition, transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal, 6 February 1948 and simultaneously sold to Kaiser & Co., for scrapping
Displacement 4,100 t.
Draft 11' 2"
Speed 11.6 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 60 t.
Boats 2 LCVP
two quad 40mm AA gun mounts
eight single 20mm AA gun mounts
Diesel 4,480 Bbls
Gasoline 62,000 Gals
two General Motors 12-568A Diesel engines
single Falk Main Reduction Gears
Ship's Service Generators
three Diesel-drive 100Kw 120V/240V D.C.
two Diesel-drive 100Kw 450V A.C.
two propellers, twin rudders, 1,800shp
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||USS Antigone (AGP-16) at anchor in San Francisco Bay circa late 1945 or early 1946. Antigone had only one "A" frame hoist, to port. A cradle for repairing PT boats is stowed under it.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 82218.
||USS Antigone (AGP-16) moored pierside, date and location unknown.
||Russ Padden and Tim Rizzuto
USS Antigone (AGP-16)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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