USS Pasig AW-3

Named for the Pasig Riverwhich flows through Manila on the Philippine Island of Luzon.
"Pasig" is old Sanskrit meaning “river flowing from one body of water to another,”
Pasig Class Distilling Ship
Originally laid down as SS Mission San Xavier, a Maritime Commission
T2-SE-A2 tanker (MC hull 1826) by the Marinship Corporation of Sausalito, California on 18 May 1944; renamed USS Pasig (AO–91) on 3 July 1944; launched on 15 July 1944,  Redesignated USS Pasig (AW–3) on 28 August 1944;  and Commissioned on 11 December 1944

Length 523' 6"  Beam 68'  Draft 30' 10"
Speed 14 kts.   Complement 265  
  one 5"/38 & four 3"/50 gun mount
4 twin 40 mm & 4 twin 20mm guns
Propulsion cross-compound turbines, single propeller

Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 16 October 1975, to Levin Metals Corp.

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