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USS Antona (IX-133)

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November - Juliet - November - Uniform

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Mobile Floating Station Tanker:
  • Built in 1921 as the Emergency Fleet Corporation design 1041 tanker Birkenhead at Moore Shipbuilding Co., Oakland, CA. for the Socony Vacuum Oil Co.
  • Purchased by the War Shipping Administration (WSA) in 1943
  • Renamed Antona, 3 November 1943
  • Transferred to the US Navy, 4 May 1944, and commissioned, USS Antona (IX-133) while at Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands, LCDR. Louis M. Fabian, USNR, in command
  • USS Antona (IX-133), assigned to ServRon 10, served as station tanker at Majuro, Eniwetok Atoll, Ulithi, Palau in the Caroline Islands, Okinawa and Subic Bay in the Philippines
  • Decommissioned, 3 May 1946, at San Francisco, CA., and delivered to the War Shipping Administration the same day for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 21 March 1946
  • Name reverted to Birkenhead
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 29 October 1947 to Kaiser Co. Inc., for $28,360 (PD-X-392)
    Displacement 4,343 t.(lt)
    Length 438' 6"
    Beam 57'
    Draft 27' 4"
    Speed 10.5 kts
    Complement 61
    one 4" gun mount
    one 3"/50 gun mount>
    one triple expansion steam engine
    single propeller

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