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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, date unknown
  • Transferred to the Maritime Administration, 14 May 1948, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR. Brooks, Charles Wilson, USNR12 June 1945 - 8 May 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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