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USS Mahanna (AG-8)

International Radio Call Sign (1921):
Nan - Unit - Rush - Boy
  • A wood-hull steam freighter, built in 1919 by McEachern & Co., Astoria, OR.
  • Acquired by the US Navy from the USSB, 20 September 1920
  • Commissioned, USS Mahanna (AG-8), 29 September 1920, at Norfolk, VA.
  • Decommissioned, 15 September 1921, at Portsmouth, N.H.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 2 December 1921 and returned to USSB
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 6,125 (It)
    Length 286'
    Beam 46'
    Draft 23' 3"
    Speed 11 kts.
    Complement 94
    Armament none
    two Emergency Fleet Corporation water tube boilers
    two 700hp vertical triple expansion steam engines
    two propeller shafts

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    Mahanna 66k USS Mahanna (AG-8) drydocked, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the US Naval Memorial.
    Stan Svec
    Mahanna 158k USS Mahanna (AG-8) in an oversized panoramic photograph taken at Norfolk Navy Yard by Crosby & Folak bears the manuscript date 4 January 1920 but was probably taken on 4 January 1921. The ship is fully fitted out as a surveying ship and looks ready to depart on a surveying mission to the West Indies.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo No. Unknown, courtesy Shipscribe.
    Mike Green

    USS Mahanna (AG-8)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Hosmer, Emery Fletcher, USN29 September 1920 - 15 September 1921
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler

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

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