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

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Delta - Foxtrot
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
    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
    AG-43 unknown, single propeller
    IX-102 non-self propelled
    one Diesel 20Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generator

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    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    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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