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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 - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (3)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - 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. Charles C. Newman in command
During WWII Hyperion was assigned to Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Consolidation of Solomon Islands
Consolidation of northern Solomon Islands, 14 November to 5 April 1944
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 8 to 27 May 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, 28 November 1945
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping and removed, 11 August 1961, to Bethlehem Steel, for scrapping at Baltimore, MD., scrapping completed, 24 April 1963
USS Hyperion earned 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
NSFO 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
one turbo-drive 60Kw 120V D.C.
three recip-drive 20Kw 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)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
|01||LCDR. Newman, Charles Calvin||25 August 1943 - 16 June 1945|
|02||CDR. Withers, Clarke||16 June 1945 - 16 November 1945|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
MARAD Vessel History Database
Last Updated 13 June 2014
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|