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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
Commissioned 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.
Draft 11' 2"
Speed 11.6 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 60 t.
Boats 2 LCVP
two quad 40mm AA gun mounts
eight single 20mm AA gun mounts
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
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||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.
||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)
|01||LCDR. Brooks, Charles Wilson, USNR||12 June 1945 - 8 May 1946|
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 20 June 2014
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|