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USAT Honda Knot


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

Cargo Ship:
  • Laid down, date unknown, as a Maritime Commission type (C1-M-AV1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 2250) at Walter Butler Shipbuilders, Duluth, MN.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Completed and delivered, 31 July 1945 to War Shipping Administration (WSA)
  • Allocated, 31 July 1945, under a General Agency Agreement to Moore McCormack Lines, Inc. at Beaumont, TX.
  • Returned to the Maritime Commission, 2 January 1947, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
  • Acquired, 14 July 1947, by the War Department as a bare bottom charter
  • Allocated, 20 November 1951, to Alaska Steamship Co. under a General Agency Agreement
  • Returned to the Maritime Commission, 8 January 1954, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA.
  • Allocated, 9 May 1955, to Alaska Steamship Co. under a General Agency Agreement for the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) annual Distant Early Warning Line (DEW) resupply mission
  • Returned to the Maritime Commission, 31 October 1955, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA.
  • Allocated, 11 June 1956, to Alaska Steamship Co. under a General Agency Agreement for the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) annual Distant Early Warning Line (DEW) resupply mission
  • Returned to the Maritime Commission, 27 September 1956, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA.
  • Allocated, 27 May 1957, to Alaska Steamship Co. under a General Agency Agreement for the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) annual Distant Early Warning Line (DEW) resupply mission
  • Returned to the Maritime Commission, 25 September 1957, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA.
  • Allocated, 1 May 1958, to Alaska Steamship Co. under a General Agency Agreement for the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) annual Distant Early Warning Line (DEW) resupply mission and removal of ice strengthening features
  • Returned to the Maritime Commission, 14 May 1958, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA.
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 30 March 1972, to Tai Kien Industry Co. Ltd., Taiwan (PDF-X-931) for $22,668.00, Delivered, 12 Mary 1972
    Specifications:
    Displacement 2,382 t.(lt) 7,450 t.(fl)
    Length 338' 6"
    Beam 50'
    Draft 21' 1"
    Speed 11.5 kts.
    Complement unknown
    Largest Boom Capacity 30 t.
    Cargo Capacity non refrigerated 177,515 Cu ft., 3,945 DWT
    Armament none
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 6,300 Bbls
    Propulsion
    one Nordberg TSM6 Diesel engine
    two Diesel-drive 250Kw 120V/240V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    single propeller, 1,700shp

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    Honda Knot 135k USAT Honda Knot sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco Bay, 10 October 1947. Honda Knot, with 3,012 World War II deceased service members for reburial in US cemeteries.  

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