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USS Zenobia (AKA-52)

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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

USS Zenobia was transferred to Chile and renamed Presidente Pinto
Artemis Class Attack Cargo Ship:
  • Laid down, as a Maritime Commission type (S4-SE2-BE1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1913), at Welsh-Kaiser Co. Shipbuilding Div., Providence, R.I.
  • Launched, 6 July 1945
  • Commissioned USS Zenobia (AKA-52), 6 August 1945, at Boston Navy Yard, Boston, MA., LCDR. F. C. Rice, USNR in command
  • During World War II USS Zenobia was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned, 7 May 1946, at Brooklyn N.Y.
  • Turned over to the government of Chile at Brooklyn, renamed Presidente Pinto
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 30 November 1946
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown, possibly decommissioned in 1968 and scrapped in 1974
    Displacement 4,087 t.(lt) 7,080 t(fl)
    Length 426'
    Beam 58'
    Draft 16' (lim)
    Speed 16.9 kts.
    Officers 27
    Enlisted 276
    one single 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.
    one LCP(L)
    twelve LCVPs
    two LCMs
    Troop Capacity 264
    Fuel Capacities
    NSFO 9,540 Bbls
    Diesel 365 Bbls
    two Westinghouse turbo-electric engines
    two Wickes boilers, 450psi 750°
    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 Zenobia (AKA-52)
    Zenobia 111k USS Zenobia (AKA-52), launching, 6 July 1945 at Welsh-Kaiser Co. Shipbuilding Div, Providence, R.I. Mark J. Deputy for his grandfather Otto Holzwarth - Machinist Mate USS Zenobia
    Zenobia 73k USS Zenobia (AKA-52), commissioning day crew photo, 6 August 1945 at Boston Navy Yard. Mark J. Deputy for his grandfather Otto Holzwarth - Machinist Mate USS Zenobia
    Zenobia 68k USS Zenobia (AKA-52) enroute from the Boston Navy Yard back to Providence, R.I., note that there are shipyard workers, their equipment and tool boxes still on board, August 1945. Mark J. Deputy for his grandfather Otto Holzwarth - Machinist Mate USS Zenobia
    Zenobia 217k USS Zenobia (AKA-52) crew photos. Tommy Trampp
    Presidente Pinto (AKA-41)
    Zenobia 32k Ex-USS Zenobia (AKA-52) at anchor while in Chilean Naval service as the transport Presidente Pinto (AKA-41), circa 1955, location unknown.
    Official Chilean Navy photo.
    Robert Hurst
    Zenobia 111k Presidente Pinto (AKA-41) underway, date and location unknown.
    Official Chilean Navy photo from Janes Fighting Ships (1967-1968.
    Mike Green

    USS Zenobia (AKA-52)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01CDR. Rice, F. C. USNR26 August 1945 - ?

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

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