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USS Antona (IX-133)
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Mobile Floating Station Tanker:
Built in 1921 as the Emergency Fleet Corporation design 1041 tanker Birkenhead at Moore Shipbuilding Co., Oakland, CA. for the Socony Vacuum Oil Co.
Purchased by the War Shipping Administration (WSA) in 1943
Renamed Antona, 3 November 1943
Transferred to the US Navy, 4 May 1944, and commissioned, USS Antona (IX-133) while at Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands, LCDR. Louis M. Fabian, USNR, in command
USS Antona (IX-133), assigned to ServRon 10, served as station tanker at Majuro, Eniwetok Atoll, Ulithi, Palau in the Caroline Islands, Okinawa and Subic Bay in the Philippines
Decommissioned, 3 May 1946, at San Francisco, CA., and delivered to the War Shipping Administration the same day for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 21 March 1946
Name reverted to Birkenhead
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 29 October 1947 to Kaiser Co. Inc., for $28,360 (PD-X-392)
Displacement 4,343 t.(lt)
Length 438' 6"
Draft 27' 4"
Speed 10.5 kts
one 4" gun mount
one 3"/50 gun mount>
one triple expansion steam engine
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