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USS Malanao (AG-44)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Uniform - Whiskey - Lima
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Malanao Class Miscellaneous Auxiliary:
Built in 1912 as SS Paraiso by Craig Shipbuilding Co., Long Beach, CA.
Chartered by Pacific Coast Steamship Co. of San Francisco in 1914
Acquired by Long Beach Steamship Co. 27 October 1916
Acquired by Oliver J. Olson & Co., Inc., of San Francisco 24 July 1918, renamed SS Florence Olson
Acquired by the Navy, 3 May 1942
Converted for Naval service at General Engineering & Drydock Co., Alameda, CA.
Commissioned, USS Malanao (AG-44), 3 June 1942, LCDR. Harry L. Liberg USNR in command
During World War II USS Malanao was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Decommissioned 18 February 1946 at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 12 March 1946
Final Disposition, scrapped, 4 June 1946, at Mare Island Navy Yard
Displacement 2,273 t.
Draft 13' 10"
Speed 8 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 30 t.
one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mounts
three single 20mm AA gun mounts
Fuel Capacity2,080 Bbls
one Craig vertical triple-expansion steam engine
two Scotch boilers 160psi Sat.
two Diesel-drive Ship's Service Generators 30Kw 120V D.C.
single propeller 1,400shp
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||SS Paraiso a very poor view of this six-year old ship taken when she was inspected in January 1918 for possible
Navy service during World War I.
US Naval History and Heritage Command (SH). Photo No. None, courtesy Shipscripe.com.
|USS Malanao (AG-44)
||USS Malanao (AG-44) off Mare Island Navy Yard, 28 July 1942. She is painted in measure 22 camouflage
US Navy photos from the San Francisco NARA, Mare Island Navy Yard Ship Files
||USS Malanao (AG-44) underway, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial.
USS Malanao (AG-49)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LCDR. Liberg, Harry Louis USNR||3 June 1942 - 1 March 1944|
|02||LCDR. Gately, John Paul USNR ||1 march 1944 - 1 May 1945|
|03||LT. Littlefield, Nelson William USNR||1 May 1945 - 18 February 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 20 November 2015
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