PEGASUS IX 222
Ship Name and Designation History
This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.
- Pegasus Class Cargo Ship
- USS PEGASUS AK-48
Commissioned December 3 1941
- USS PEGASUS IX-222
Redesignated Miscellaneous Unclassified (IX) May 15 1945
Decommissioned April 19 1946
Returned to Maritime Commission April 19 1946
Struck from Naval Register May 1 1946
Returned to owners 1946
- RITA MAERSK (Danish Registry)
Original name restored and placed in service 1946
- KENNETH (Finnish Registry)
Sold 1950 to a Finnish Co. and renamed
- FALIRON (Greek Registry)
Sold 1966 to a Greek Co. and renamed
Probably scrapped or abandoned c1969
Built 1939 as RITA MAERSK
Name changed (Date unknown) to LARWIN
Acquired by U.S. Navy from Maritime Commission September 18 1941
Renamed October 15 1941
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- Pegasus Covers Page 1 (1943-46)
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First Day of Postal Service
Cachet by Tazewell G. Nicholson
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Defense Service Medal - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Philippine Liberation Medal
NAMESAKE - A constellation in the skies of the Northern Hemisphere named for the winged horse which, according to Greek mythology, was borne from the body of Medusa at her death
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