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USAT James Parker
James Parker (AP-46) (1941)
USAT Panama (1941)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Defense Service Medal
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Laid down, date unknown, as SS Panama for the Panama Railroad Co. at Bethlehem Steel Shipbuilding, Quincy, MA.
Launched, date unknown
Completed, 23 April 1939
Delivered, 13 June 1941, to the Maritime Commission and simultaneously delivered to the War Department by the Maritime Commission
Designated (AP-46) by the US Navy but never taken over by the Navy remaining under Army control throughout World War II
Placed in Commission, by the US Army Transportation Service as USAT Panama
Converted to a troop transport and renamed USAT James Parker in August 1941
Decommissioned, date unknown
Returned to the Panama Railroad Co. in July 1951
Sold to American President Lines, 9 January 1957, renamed SS President Hoover
Sold to the Greek shipping company International Cruises S. A. a Chandris Group Company., 12 February 1964, reflagged Greece, renamed SS Regina
Reflagged Panama, 24 November 1964, ownership unchanged, renamed SS Regina Prima
Laid up at Piraeus, Greece in 1979
Final Disposition, towed in 1985 to Aliaga - Izmir, Turkey where she was broken up and scrapped
Displacement 10,002 t.(lt) 14206 t.(fl)
Length 493' 6"
Draft 26' 9"
Speed 18kts (estimate)
Troop Capacity 2,324
two Bethlehem Steel steam turbine engines
two Yarrow boilers, 465psi 765°
double Falk Main Reduction Gears
Ship's Service Generators
three turbo-drive 350Kw 120V/240V D.C.
one Diesel-drive 100Kw 450V A.C.
twin propellers, 10,000shp
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USAT James Parker
James Parker (February 20, 1854 – June 2, 1934) was a major general in the United States
Army and a Medal of Honor recipient for his role in the Philippine–American War during 1899. His son, Cortland Parker, also became a major general in the United States
||USAT James Parker moored pierside during World War II. Note the similarity to Ancon (AGC-4), of which she was a sister. Image
from "Troopships of World War II" by Roland W. Charles, Washington, D.C., 1947, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
||USAT James Parker in New York Harbor, 17 June 1946. She is bringing part of the 14,389 strong
86th Blackhawk Division home from Europe.
US National Identifier # 100310577, US Army Signal Corps photo # 282088
||USAT James Parker moored in late 1945 or in 1946. The absence of guns and the colors on the stack indicate this is a postwar
US Naval History and Heritage Command. Photo # NH 91274 by Roger Scozzafava, courtesy of C.N. Dragonette, from Shipscribe.com.
There is no history record for James Parker (AP-46) available at NavSource
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
LT.COL. James Parker Medal of Honor Citation
Last Updated 15 January 2021
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