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USS Panay (AG-41)
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USS Midway (AG-41) (1942 - 1943)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Uniform - Whiskey - Alpha
NUWA
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

  • Built in 1921 as SS Oritani at Todd Shipyards Corp., Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Renamed SS Tyee in 1939
  • Acquired by the US Navy on a bareboat charter from the Maritime Commission from Alaska Transportation Co., Seattle, WA.
  • Commissioned USS Midway (AG-41), 10 April 1942, at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA., CDR. Firman F. Knachel, in command
  • Renamed USS Panay (AG-41), 3 April 1943
  • Decommissioned, 24 May 1946, Struck from the Naval Register and Returned to Alaska Transportation Co, Seattle, WA.
    Specifications:
    Displacement 1,622 t.(lt) 2,250 t.(fl)
    Length 238' 8"
    Beam 33' 8"
    Draft 16' 9"
    Speed 11.5 kts
    Complement
    Officers 4
    Enlisted 82
    Troop Accommodations 300
    Largest Boom Capacity 5 t.
    Armament one single 3"/23 cal gun mount
    Fuel Capacity 1,900 Bbls
    Propulsion
    one vertical triple-expansion steam engine
    two Scotch (single end) boilers, 180psi Sat°
    one turbo-drive25Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generator
    single propeller, 1,400shp

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    USS Midway / Panay (AG-41)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01CDR. Knachel, Firman Fillmore10 April 1942 - 10 January 1944
    02LT. Eric, B.10 January 1944 - 9 May 1944
    03LT. Sturgeon, Charles M.WWII
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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