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USS Cyrene (AGP-13)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Xray - Whiskey
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal
Acontius Class Motor Torpedo Boat Tender::
Laid down, as SS Cape Farewell, a Maritime Commission type (C1-A) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 891) at Pusey and Jones Corp., Wilmington, DE.
Launched, 8 February 1944
Acquired by the Navy, 28 April 1944
Commission USS Cyrene (AGP-13), 27 September 1944, CDR. F. A. Munroe, Jr., USNR, in command
During World War II USS Cyrene was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Decommissioned, struck from the Naval Register, and transferred to the Maritime Commission, 2 July 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
Final disposition, sold for non-transportation use (scrapping), 17 November 1976, to American Ship Dismantlers, Inc., delivered, 7 December 1976
Displacement 5,236t.(lt) 10,590 t.(fl)
Draft 22' 6"
Speed 15.7 kts (trial)
Largest Boom Capacity 50 t.
one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
twelve single 20mm AA gun mounts
NSFO 8,000 Bbls
Diesel 360 Bbls
Gasoline 105,000 Gals
one Westinghouse geared turbine engine
two Babcock and Wilcox header-type boilers, 450psi 750°
double Falk Main Reduction Gears
three 300Kw 120V/240V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
single propeller, 4,000shp.
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||USS Cyrene (AGP-13) underway, 9 October 1944, soon after completing conversion.
US National Archives photo # 80-G-285451, a US Navy photo, now in the collections of the US National Archives.
||USS Cyrene (AGP-13) moored to a buoy in San Francisco Bay circa late 1945 or early 1946.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 82217.
||USS Cyrene (AGP-13) at anchor, date and location unknown.
USS Cyrene (AGP-13)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 31 January 2013
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