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USS Birgit (AKA-24)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Tango - Oscar - Bravo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Liberation Medal
Artemis Class Attack Cargo Ship:
Laid down, 22 February 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (S4-SE2-BE1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1885) at Welsh-Kaiser Co., Providence, R.I.
Launched, 18 July 1944
Commissioned USS Birgit (AKA-24), 28 October 1944, CDR. Gerald J. Burke, USNR, in command
During World War II USS Birgit was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater;
TransRon Twelve, COMO. H.B Knowles USN (17);
Following World War II USS Birgit was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 28 October to 2 November 1945
Decommissioned, 15 March 1946, at Orange, TX.
Struck from the Naval Register, 21 May 1946
Returned to the Maritime Commission 1 July 1946, at Mobile, AL.
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping in January 1972
Displacement 4,025 long tons (lt) 6,800 long tons (fl)
Draft 16' 6", loaded
Speed 16.9 kts (trial)
Largest Boom Capacity 30 t.
one single stern mounted 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
ten single 20mm AA gun mounts
Cargo Capacity 980 DWT
non-refrigerated 110,000 Cu ft
Troop Accommodations 267
NSFO 9,540 Bbls
Diesel 365 Bbls
twin screws, 3300 SHP each, Max. 2210 AC
two Westinghouse Turbo-electric engines
two Wickes boilers, 2-Drum, D-Type Superheaters, 44,000 lb/hr. ea, 450 psi at 750 ° F.
Mechanical Ventilation, 213,135 CFM
Ship's Service Generators
two turbo-drive 100Kw 120V/240V D.C.
one turbo-drive 150Kw 450V A.C.
two turbo-drive 250Kw 450V A.C.
twin propellers, 6,000shp
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||USS Birgit (AKA-24) at anchor circa 1945, location unknown.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 83249 Courtesy Donald M. McPherson, 1975.
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USS Birgit (AKA-24)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 12 April 2013
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