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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Armadillo Class Mobile Station Tanker:
Laid down, 1 November 1943 as Mason L. Weems, a Maritime Commission type (Z-ET1-S-C3) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1928) at Delta Shipbuilding Co., New Orleans, LA.
Renamed Moose 27 October 1943
Launched, 17 December 1943
Acquired by the Navy, 27 January 1944
Commissioned USS Moose (IX-124), 28 January 1944
Decommissioned, 19 April 1946, at Norfolk, VA.
Delivered to the WSA, 27 April 1946, renamed Mason L. Weems and laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet
Struck from the Naval Register, 8 May 1946
Final Disposition, sold by the Maritime Commission in 1948 to Tramp Shipping and Oil Transportation Corporation, renamed Yankee Pioneer, resold to Weyerhaeuser Steamship Company, in
1951, renamed Y. L. McCormick, fate unknown.
Panda earned one battle star for World War II service
Displacement 3,665 t.(lt)
Length 441' 6"
Beam 56' 11"
Draft 27' 9"
Speed 11 kts.
Armament one single 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount, one single 3"/50 gun mount, eight 20mm guns
Propulsion two 220 PSI boilers, a single three cylinder triple-expansion reciprocating engine, single 4 blade, 18' 6" propeller, Shaft Horsepower, 2,500
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||Moose (IX-124) at anchor, date and place unknown.
||Samuel G. McConathy GM 3/C USN USS Moose
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USS Moose (IX-124)
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