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|USS Tidewater (AD-31)
Photo of Tidewater area map and National Highway Administration photo of Chesapeake Bay.
|28k||Ship print USS Tidewater (AD-31), artist unknown.||Tommy Trampp|
|119k||On 30 June 1945 the destroyer tender Tidewater (AD-31), the biggest ship that Charleston Navy Yard had ever built, was launched from the ways. Congressman L. Mendel Rivers was the speaker at the ceremony which was attended by thousands of yard workers. br>Charleston Navy Yard photo.||Robert Hall|
|74k||Principle participants and distinguished guest at the launching of Tidewater the $10,000,000 destroyer tender launched at
Charleston Navy 30 June 1945. Left to right: Representative E.H. Price of Florida; Miss Elisabeth Scott Baker, daughter and maid of honor to the sponsor; Representative
L.Mendal Rivers of S.C., speaker; Rear Admiral Jules James, USN, Commandant of the Sixth Naval District and the Charleston Navy Yard who presided over the ceremonies;
Mrs. Robert N. Scott Baker,sponsor, wife of Captain Baker, Industrial Manager of the yard; Miss Mae Rogers, an employee of the Sheetmedal shop who presented a bouquet
of flowers to the sponsor on behalf of yard employees William M. Zeigler, Chairman of the Central Shop Committee, who presented a silver give to the sponsor on behalf of
Charleston Navy Yard photo # 2347-7.
|357k||Tidewater (AD-31) just prior launching at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, SC, 30 June 1945. br>US Navy photo, Charleston Navy Yard photo.||David Wright|
|138k||Tidewater (AD-31) launching at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, SC, 30 June 1945.
US Navy photo, Charleston Navy Yard photo.
|Submitted by Robert Hall USS Tidewater 1968-71, Contributed by Gerald Teaster|
|92k||Tidewater (AD-31) fitting out at Pier C, Naval Shipyard Charleston, S.C., 4 January 1946.
Naval Shipyard Charleston photo # 2-46.
|Robert Hall USS Tidewater 1968-71|
|80k||Principle participants and distinguished guest at the USS Tidewater (AD-31) commissioning ceremony, 8 February 1946
Charleston Navy Yard photo
|32k||USS Tidewater (AD-31) moored at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, SC, 1946.
Photo courtesy George Lisee
|82k||USS Tidewater (AD-31) serving as an accommodation ship for SubGrpThreeChasGrpLantResFlt while laid up in the Charleston Group, Atlantic Reserve Fleet, circa 1951-52..||Robert Hall USS Tidewater 1968-71|
|127k||Charleston Navy Yard fitting out pier "C" looking north to river end. Shop field offices and Building Ways 1 and 2 in background on left. Ships present
USS LSM-558 front row. Second row
USS LSM-554 and
USS LSM-555. Beyond the LSMs is
USS Tidewater (AD-31).
Charleston Navy Yard photo # 1997-45
|USS LSM / LSMR Association|
|88k||USS Tidewater (AD-31) under way in 1954, location unknown.||Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.|
|43k||USS Tidewater (AD-31) 1960 Mediterranean Cruise Book Cover photo||Bill Doran USS Tidewater 1958-62|
|64k||USS Tidewater (AD-31) under way, date and location unknown.||Bill Doran USS Tidewater 1958-62|
|82k||USS Tidewater (AD-31) under way, date and location unknown.||Courtesy Paul Witkowski via Bill Cook|
|218k||USS Tidewater (AD-31) under way at Norfolk, VA., date unknown.||Mike Smolinski|
|82k||USS Tidewater (AD-31) moored to a buoy at Naples Italy, late May 1962 with from inboard to outboard; USS William W. Wood (DDR-715), unknown DD, USS Charles R. Ware (DD-865), and USS Harwood (DDE-861)||Photo by Jack C. Sofield|
|114k||USS Tidewater (AD-31) under way in Hampton Roads, VA., 16 March 1965. Helicopter and additional repair facilities have
been added on the stern in place of one 5"/38 gun.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # KN 12874, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|88k||USS Tidewater (AD-31) at Naples, Italy, 1962. Tidewater divers changing one of USS Stickell (DD-888)'s screws underwater. The normal procedure when doing this repair is to dry dock the ship then remove and replace her screw while the ship is out of the water.||Robert Hall USS Tidewater 1968-71, photos ©Terry Braga USS Tidewater diver.|
|73k||USS Tidewater (AD-31) departing San Juan, Puerto Rico with Morro Castle in the background, date unknown. In this photo Tidewater shows the new helicopter platform added to her fantail.
US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, August 1963
|Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret|
|42k||View from USS Tidewater (AD-31) refueling from USS Chikaskia (AO-54) while enroute from a Mediterranean deployment back to the US in 1965. USS Stribling (DD-867) is off the starboard quarter of Chikaskia. Photo ©William D. Cook.||Robert Hall USS Tidewater 1968-71|
|169k||USS Tidewater (AD-31) crew changing one of USS Sampson (DDG-10)'s propellers at Souda Bay, Crete in 1967. Photos are from Tidewater's 1967 Mediterranean Cruise Book.||Robert Hall USS Tidewater 1968-71|
|69k||USS Tidewater (AD-31) at sea, 1967. Note the DASH hanger at the stern of the ship. This is her last configuration before being turned over to the Indonesian Navy.||Robert Hall USS Tidewater 1968-71|
|26k||USS Tidewater (AD-31) under way in the Mediterranean Sea, 1967.||Robert Hall USS Tidewater 1968-71|
|43k||USS Tidewater (AD-31) under way, location unknown, circa 1967-68.||Robert Hall USS Tidewater 1968-71, Courtesy John P. Derr, CDR. USN, Ret.|
|43k||USS Tidewater (AD-31) change of command June 1968, Captain Harward USN departing Captain Michael F. Durkin USN assuming command.
US Navy photo.
|Robert Hall USS Tidewater 1968-71, Courtesy CAPT. Robert Frampton, SC USN|
KRI Dumai (562)
|254k||Ex-USS Tidewater (AD-31) and postal cover in Indonesian service as KRI Dumai (562) moored pierside at Naval Station Pearl
Harbor, HI., while enroute from Norfolk VA. to her new home in Indonesia.
Photo by Michael Longseth.
|Ron Reeves and Robert Hall|
|01||CAPT. Ball, Frank Haywood||19 February 1946 - 15 January 1947|
|Decommissioned||15 January 1947 - 20 October 1951|
|02||CAPT. Harnly, Harold Shepard||20 October 1951 - 24 October 1952|
|03||CAPT. Ailes III, John Williams :RADM||24 October 1952 - 1 May 1953|
|01||CAPT. Watson, William Henry||1 May 1953 - 24 May 1954|
|04||CAPT. Mott II, Elias Bertram||24 May 1954 - 22 July 1955|
|05||CAPT. Hanson Jr., Burton S. Biography||22 July 1955 - 9 October 1956|
|06||CAPT. Parker, Alton Enoch||9 October 1956 - 12 October 1957|
|07||CAPT. Van Arsdall Jr., Clyde James :RADM||12 October 1957 - 31 October 1958|
|08||CAPT. Latham, Richard Clark, USN (USNA 1934) (Photo as CDR.)||31 October 1958 - 12 September 1959|
|09||CAPT. Hunt Jr., William Andrew||12 September 1959 - 29 September 1960|
|10||CAPT. Clark Jr., Charles Robert (Obituary)||29 September 1960 - 16 October 1961|
|11||CAPT. Hawes, George Mason||16 October 1961 - 18 January 1963|
|12||CAPT. MacMillan, Oscar David||18 January 1963 - 21 April 1964|
|13||CAPT. Spitler, Joseph Clark||21 April 1964 - 25 June 1965|
|14||CAPT. Guidry, Joseph Wilmer (Will)||25 June 1965 - 10 October 1966|
|15||CAPT. Harward, Robert S||10 October 1966 - 11 June 1968|
|16||CAPT. Durkin, Michael Francis||11 June 1968 - 18 July 1969|
|17||CAPT. Mitchell, Frank Aloysius||18 July 1969 - 18 December 1970|
|18||CDR. Multer, Richard Philip||18 December 1970 - 20 February 1971|
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