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USS Majaba (AG-43) (1942)
November - Juliet - Delta - Foxtrot
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (7 November 1942)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
Completed in July 1919 as SS Meriden at Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland, OR.
Delivered the the United States Shipping Board (USSB)
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:
Struck by enemy torpedo off Lunga Point, Guadalcanal, 7 November 1942, destroying her engineroom and boilers
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
USS Majaba earned one battle star for World War II service
Final Disposition, sunk at her pier 14 July 1946
|Campaign and Dates
|Capture and defense of Guadalcanal
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 2 to 7 November 1942
Displacement 5,070 t.
Beam 44' 1"
Draft 17' 11"
Speed 12 kts.
Cargo Capacity 13,400 Cu. ft.
Armament one single 3"/23 gun mount
AG-43 unknown, single propeller
IX-102 non-self propelled
one Diesel 20Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generator
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USS Majaba (AG-43 / IX-102)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LCDR. Shaw, Matthew, USNR||23 April 1942 - 12 August 1942|
|02||LT. George Jr., Flave Josephus, USNR||12 August 1942 - 1 July 1943|
|03||CDR. Robbins, Francis Leon USN (USNA 1923)||15 July 1943 - 15 September 1944|
|04||CDR. Ridgley, Arthur Robert USNR||15 September 1944 - 17 January 1945|
|05||LCDR. Noland, Roscoe Clifton, USNR||17 January 1945 - 22 June 1945|
|06||CHMACH. Andrews, Roy Charles, USN||22 June 1945 - 14 March 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 26 September 2015
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