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USS Alecto (AGP-14)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Yankee - Bravo
NJYB
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal



USS Alecto (AGP-14) was transferred to Turkey, renamed TCG Onaran (A581)
Portunus Class Motor Torpedo Boat Tender:
  • Authorized as LST-977
  • Reclassified as a Motor Torpedo Boat Tender, 14 August 1944
  • Laid down, 12 December 1944, at Bethlehem-Hingham Shipbuilding Co., Baltimore, MD.
  • Launched, 15 January 1945
  • Commissioned USS Alecto (AGP-14), 8 February 1945, LT. Robert H. Souden in command
  • Decommissioned, 23 February 1945, at her fitting out yard, Maryland Drydock Co., Baltimore, MD.
  • Recommissioned, 28 July 1945, LT. Robert H. Souden in command
  • Decommissioned, 28 June 1946, at Charleston, S.C.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 28 June 1947
  • Transferred to Turkey, 10 May 1948, renamed TCG Onaran (A581)
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 4,100 t.
    Length 328'
    Beam 50'
    Draft 11' 2"
    Speed 11.6 kts.
    Complement
    Officers 41
    Enlisted 250
    Largest Boom Capacity 60 t.
    Boats 2 LCVP
    Armament
    two quad 40mm AA gun mounts
    eight single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacities
    Diesel 4,480 Bbls
    Gasoline 62,000 Gals
    Propulsion
    two General Motors 12-568A Diesel engines
    single Falk Main Reduction Gears
    Ship's Service Generators
    three Diesel-drive 100Kw 120V.240V D.C.
    two Diesel-drive 100Kw 450V A.C.
    two propellers, 1,800shp
    twin rudders

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    USS Alecto (AGP-14)
    Alecto 110k USS Alecto (AGP-14) underway in Chesapeake Bay off Bethlehem, Fairfield Shipyard, Baltimore, MD., 7 August 1945, just after completion of conversion. The second (starboard) "A" frame hoist is clearly visible.
    US. National Archives, RG-19-LCM, photo # 19-N-87327, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Robert Hurst
    Alecto 77k USS Alecto (AGP-14) at Albany, N.Y., circa October 1945. Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    TCG Onaran (A581)
    Alecto 43k Ex-USS Alecto (AGP-14) at anchor with bow doors open while in Turkish Naval service as TCG Onaran (A581), circa 1950, location unknown. Robert Hurst
    Alecto 31k TCG Onaran (A581) dressed ship while at anchor, circa 1953, location unknown. Robert Hurst
    Alecto 73k TCG Onaran (A581) underway in 1949 with TCG Demirhisar (D-17) and TCG Gayet (D-15) both ex British Iris class destroyers. Cüneyt Demir
    Alecto 59k TCG Onaran (A581) in 1950 with two destroyers alongside. Cüneyt Demir
    Alecto 143k TCG Onaran (A581) underway, date and location unknown. Note the A-frame cranes have been eliminated.
    Official Turkish Navy photo.
    Cüneyt Demir and Yucel M. Umar GMC Turkish Navy Retired
    Alecto 43k TCG Onaran (A581) underway, date and location unknown. Cüneyt Demir
    Alecto 69k TCG Onaran (A581) underway, date and location unknown.
    Official Turkish Navy photo.
    Cüneyt Demir
    Alecto 71k TCG Onaran (A581) at anchor, circa 1967, location unknown.
    Official Turkish Navy photo.
    Cüneyt Demir
    Alecto 57k TCG Onaran (A581) at anchor, circa 1967, location unknown.
    Official Turkish Navy photo.
    Cüneyt Demir
    Alecto 38k Post card photo of TCG Onaran (A581) at anchor, circa 1970, at Gölcük, Turkey. Cüneyt Demir
    Alecto 81k TCG Onaran (A581) moored pierside while preparing to be retired from the Turkish fleet in 1990, location unknown. Cüneyt Demir
    Alecto 191k Drawing by Cüneyt Demir of TCG Onaran (A581) Cüneyt Demir
    Alecto 47k TCG Onaran (A581) at anchor, date and location unknown. Yucel M. Umar GMC Turkish Navy Retired
    Alecto 157k TCG Onaran (A581) ship's plaque Yucel M. Umar GMC Turkish Navy Retired

    USS Alecto (AGP-14)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Souden, Robert Henry, USNR8 February 1945 - 23 February 1945
     Decommissioned23 February 1945 - 28 July 1945
    01LT. Souden, Robert Henry, USNR28 July 1945 - 28 June 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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