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USAT Esther Johnson

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

  • Built in 1922 as the Lumber Schooner SS Esther Johnson by G. T. Matthews, Portland, OR.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered date unknown
  • Purchased by the War Shipping Administration, 29 March 1943, from A. B. Johnson Jr., at Alameda, CA.
  • Acquired, 29 March 1943, by the War Department under charter from the War Shipping Administration
  • USAT Esther Johnson served exclusively in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater during World War II
  • Acquired, 1 March 1946, by American President Lines, under a General Agency Agreement, at Manila, Republic of the Philippines
  • Sold, 20 December 1947, to the Republic of the Philippines,at Subic Bay.
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 1,104 gross tons
    Length unknown
    Beam unknown
    Draft unknown
    Speed 9.8 kts
    Officers unknown
    Crew unknown
    Armed Guard unknown
    Troopship Passenger Capacity unknown
    Cargo Capacity unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    Propulsion unknown
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    Esther Johnson 132k USAT Esther Johnson at anchor, date and location unknown.
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    Australian War Memorial

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