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USAT Esther Johnson (S-216)

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
  • Esther Johnson (S-216) was assigned to the US Army Small Ship Section Southwest-Pacific Area 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
    Troopship Passenger Capacity unknown
    Cargo Capacity unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    Propulsion unknown
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    132k Esther Johnson (S-216) at anchor, date and location unknown.
    US Army Photo SWPA X-9
    Australian War Memorial
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    60k Esther Johnson (S-216) crew date and location unknown.
    US Army Small Ships
    Tommy Trampp
    Esther Johnson
    34k Esther Johnson (S-216) lifeboat drill for the crew, date and location unknown.
    US Army Small Ships
    Tommy Trampp
    Esther Johnson
    18k Joseph Horan Chief Engineer, Esther Johnson (S-216).
    US Army Small Ships
    Tommy Trampp

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    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    MARAD Vessel History Database
    US Army Small Ships Association Inc.
    The Forgotten Fleet
    Small Ships Section, Southwest Pacific Area of World War II

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