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USS Callisto (AGP-15)

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

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Portunus Class Motor Torpedo Boat Tender:
  • Authorized as LST-966
  • Reclassified as a Motor Torpedo Boat Tender, 14 August 1944
  • Laid down, 31 October 1944, at Bethlehem-Hingham Shipbuilding Co., Baltimore, MD.
  • Launched, 29 November 1944
  • Placed in reduced commission, 22 December 1944, for transit to her fitting out yard, ENS. G. A. Johnson in command
  • Commissioned in full USS Callisto (AGP-15), 12 June 1945, LCDR. Charles W. Brooks, USNR, in command.
  • Decommissioned, 9 May 1946, laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 23 April 1947
  • Transferred to the Maritime Administration, 14 May 1948, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet
  • Sold for merchant service, date unknown, renamed M/V Elena
  • Renamed M/V Daytona, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, lost, cause unknown, 20 November 1955
    Displacement 4,100 t.
    Length 328'
    Beam 50'
    Draft 11' 2"
    Speed 11.6 kts.
    Officers 41
    Enlisted 245
    Largest Boom Capacity 60 t.
    Boats 2 LCVP
    two quad 40mm AA gun mounts
    eight single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacities
    Diesel 4,480 Bbls
    Gasoline 62,000 Gals
    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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    Callisto 97k USS Callisto (AGP-15) underway in Chesapeake Bay off Port Covington, Baltimore, MD., 19 June 1945, just after completion of conversion. This ship had one "A" frame hoist, to port.
    US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, photo # 19-N-85774, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Robert Hurst
    Callisto 20k USS Callisto (AGP-15) underway, date and location unknown. Hyperwar US Navy in WWII

    USS Callisto (AGP-15)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01ENS. Johnson, G. A.22 December 1944 - ?
    02LCDR. Brooks, Charles Welles, USNR12 June 1945 - 16 September 1945
    03LT. Norton, John H., USNR16 September 1945 - 20 December 1945
    04LT. Whitney, William W., USNR20 December 1945 - 9 May 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
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