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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.
    Length 328'
    Beam 50'
    Draft 11' 2"
    Speed 11.6 kts.
    Officers 41
    Enlisted 246
    Largest Boom Capacity 60 t.
    Boats 2 LCVP
    two quad 40mm AA gun mounts
    eight single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacities
    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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    Antigone 75k 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.
    Robert Hurst
    Antigone 148k 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
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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