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Majaba (IX-102)
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USS Majaba (AG-43) (1942 - 1942)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Delta - Foxtrot
NJDF
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal


  • Completed in July 1919 as SS at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland, OR.
  • Delivered the (USSB) United States Shipping Board
  • Acquired by the E. K. Wood Lumber Co., in 1923, renamed SS El Capitan
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 23 April 1942, under charter from E.K. Wood Lumber Co., San Francisco, CA.
  • Commissioned USS Majaba (AG-43), 23 April 1942
  • During World War II USS Majaba was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Capture and defense of Guadalcanal
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 2 November 1942 to 8 February 1943
  • Decommissioned and placed in service as Majaba (IX-102), 1 July 1943
  • Placed out of service, 14 March 1946, at NOB Subic Bay, Luzon, P.I.and delivered to the WSA
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 28 March 1946
  • Return to the E. K. Wood Lumber Co., renamed SS El Capitan
  • SS El Capitan was reported lost in March 1946, cause unknown
  • USS Majaba received one battle star for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 5,070 t.
    Length 300'
    Beam 44' 1"
    Draft 17' 11"
    Speed 12 kts.
    Cargo Capacity 13,400 Cu. ft.
    Armament one single 3"/23 gun mount
    Propulsion
    AG-43 unknown, single propeller
    IX-102 non-self propelled
    one Diesel 20Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generator

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    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR. Graham Jr., William Walter11 May 1942 - 17 May 1942
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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