Registry and Rig Information

Registry U.S.
Official Number 217585
Rig Propeller

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 250.42
Width 43.58
Depth 20.00
Gross Tonnage 2153.00
Net Tonnage 1280.00
Hull Material Steel
Hull Number 00099

Vessel History

Rebuilds Tonnage change, 1948 (2186 gross - 1116 net). Tonnage change c.1963 (2130 gross - 1060 net).
History Sold to U.S. Navy on September 27, 1941 and designated USS MATINICUS (AG-38). Redesignated AK-52 and converted by Bethlehem Steel Co., Boston, MA, on January 7, 1942. Commissioned on August 4, 1942; renamed USS GEMINI (AP-75) on August 15, 1942. Departed NY, August 16, 1942, in Convoy SC-107, for Ireland and U.K.; arrived safely at Reykjavik, then ran between Icelandic ports as transport. Arrived for overhaul, at Boston, September 3, 1943, then departed NY for West Coast, via Panama Canal, on October 9, 1943. After repairs at San Pedro, CA, arrived at Honolulu on December 11, 1943, for intra-island service. In July, 1944, departed for inter-island service in Marshalls and Gilberts. Departed June 1, 1945 for San Francisco, via Pearl Harbor, and was in dry dock at San Francisco at war's end. Departed San Francisco August 28, 1945 to resume island service in Marshalls and Gilberts. Returned to San Francisco and was decommissioned at Oakland, CA, on April 8, 1946. Was transferred to U.S. Maritime Commission on September 10, 1946.
Disposition Sold to Finnish shipbreakers; arrived at Helsinki for scrapping on August 26, 1967.

Build Information

Builder Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co.
Place Built Manitowoc, WI
Date Built 1919-00-00


Source HCGL

Vessel Names

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
MATINICUS (AG-38)1941-00-001942-00-00U.S.U.S. NAVY
MATINICUS (AK-52)1942-00-001942-00-00U.S.U.S. NAVY
GEMINI (AP-75)1942-00-001946-00-00U.S.U.S. NAVY

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
U.S. Shipping Board1919-00-001925-00-00U.S.217585
Aetna Portland Cement Co.1925-00-001928-00-00U.S.217585
Mid-West Transportation Co.1928-00-001937-00-00U.S.217585
Saginaw Dock & Terminal Co.1937-00-001941-00-00U.S.217585
U.S. Navy1941-00-001946-00-00U.S.U.S. NAVY
U.S. Maritime Commission1946-00-001948-00-00U.S.217585
Saginaw Dock & Terminal Co.1948-00-001948-00-00U.S.217585
Fenno Steamship Ltd. O/Y (O/Y Fenno Shipping Co., Ltd., Mgr.)1948-00-001964-00-00FINLAND
O/Y Ridal A/B (Rudolf Johnsson, Mgr.)1964-00-001966-00-00FINLAND
Tramppilaiva O/Y1966-00-001967-00-00FINLAND