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|Pre WWII Merchant Service Maersk Lines|
|369k||SS Rita Maersk at New York, probably in mid-1941 soon before she began conversion to USS Pegasus (AK-48).
Note that she has been shifted from Danish to Panamanian registry. This photo probably shows her while she was being operated in mid-1941 by the Maritime Commission
under her original name with her Danish crew.
US Navy Bureau of Ships photo # 19-N-25278 from the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|USS Pegasus (AK-48)
|91k||USS Pegasus (AK-48) under way in the harbor at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1942.
From the Nova Scotia Archives, HB Jefferson collection. For educational and non commercial use.
|367k||USS Pegasus (AK-48) under way at sea, 5 February 1943. Starboard broadside (slightly toward the stern) aerial view. Pegasus is painted in a horizontal two-tone camouflage scheme, presumably Measure 12 or Measure 22.
US Navy photo # 80-G-451505 from the collections of the US National Archives.
|193k||USS Pegasus (AK-48) under way near or at the Louisiana coast, 15 May 1944. Photo by a blimp from
Lighter-Than-Air Squadron (ZP-22)
assigned to NAS Houma, LA.
US National Archives photo # 80-G-271248, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives II, College Park, MD.
|126k||USS Pegasus (AK-48) at the Norfolk Navy Yard, 23 February 1945, receiving repairs to storm damage and to main propulsion
machinery problems. This detail is clipped from a view of USS ATA-125 undergoing an
US National Archives, RG-19 textual files, Item S-22, Photo No. Unknown, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|USS Pegasus (IX-222)
|106k||USS Pegasus (IX-222) entering San Francisco Bay, circa 4 March 1946. Note the long "homeward bound" pennant flying from her mainmast peak.
US Navy photo # NH 84195 from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command, courtesy Donald M. McPherson, 1976.
|Post WWII Merchant Service|
|50k||Ex-USS Pegasus (IX-222) in merchant service as the Finnish-flagged freighter SS Kenneth moored pierside, date and location unknown.
Photo source is unknown.
|01||LCDR. Fly, William Anthony, USN (USNA 1923)||3 December 1941 - 15 June 1943|
|02||LCDR. Gabel, Walter Samuel, USNR||15 June 1943 - 28 August 1943|
|03||LT. Hackett, Donald Joseph, USN||28 August 1943 - 5 August 1944|
|04||LT. Jackson Jr., Andrew Edward, USNR||5 August 1944 - 12 July 1945|
|05||LT. Sanstadt, Howard Thomas, USNR||12 July 1945 - 4 August 1945|
|06||LT. Melcher, Aloysius Bennit, USN||4 August 1945 - 3 September 1945|
|07||LCDR. Kilcullen, John William, USNR||3 September 1945 - 19 April 1946|
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