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USS Panay (AG-41)
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USS Midway (AG-41) (1942 - 1943)
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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 USNR, in command
Renamed USS Panay (AG-41), 3 April 1943
Decommissioned, 24 May 1946
Transferred to the War Shipping Administration and struck from the Naval Register, 19 June 1946, returned to Alaska Transportation Co, Seattle, WA.
Displacement 1,622 t.(lt) 2,250 t.(fl)
Length 238' 8"
Beam 33' 8"
Draft 16' 9"
Speed 11.5 kts
Troop Accommodations 300
Largest Boom Capacity 5 t.
Armament one single 3"/23 cal gun mount
Fuel Capacity 1,900 Bbls
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)
|01||CDR. Knachel, Firman Fillmore USNR||10 April 1942 - 10 January 1944|
|02||LT. DeMille, Eric Beale USNR||10 January 1944 - 9 May 1944|
|03||LT. Sturgeon, Charles Madison||9 May 1944 - 24 May 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
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Last Updated 26 September 2015
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