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USS Hyperion (AK-107)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Tango - Charlie - Oscar
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (3) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal (1)
Crater Class Cargo Ship:
Laid down, 17 April 1943, as SS Christopher C. Andrews, a Maritime Commission type (EC2-S-C1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCE hull 1563) at Permanente Metals Corp. Yard No. 1, Richmond, CA.
Launched, 30 June 1943
Acquired by the US Navy, 10 July 1943
Commissioned, USS Hyperion (AK-107), 25 August 1943, LCDR. C. C. Newman in command
During WWII Hyperion was assigned to Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
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Emirau Island, 10 April 1944
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, late-April to 4 August 1945
Leyte landings, 29 October to 12 November 1944
Decommissioned, 16 November 1945, at Norfolk, VA.
Delivered to the Maritime Commission, 17 November 1945, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Lee Hall, VA., name reverted to SS Christopher C Andrews
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 11 August 1961, to Bethlehem Steel, for scrapping at Baltimore, MD.
USS Hyperion received three battle stars for World War II service
Displacement 4,023 t.(lt) 14,550 t.(fl)
Length 441' 6"
Beam 56' 11"
Draft 28' 4"
Speed 12.5 kts. (trial)
Largest Boom Capacity 50 t.
Cargo Capacity 7,750 DWT
non-refrigerated 400,000 Cu ft.
one single 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount
one single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
two single 40mm AA gun mounts
six single 20mm AA gun mounts
Fuel Capacity NFSO 7,285 Bbls
one Joshua-Hendy vertical triple expansion reciprocating steam engine
two Babcock and Wilcox header-type boilers, 220psi 450°
Ship's Service Generators
three recip-drive 20Kw 120V D.C.
one turbo-drive 60Kw 120V D.C.
single propeller, 2,500shp
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||USS Hyperion (AK-107) moored pierside, date and location unknown.
USS Hyperion (AK-107)
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 1 April 2011
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