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AKS-10 Cybele


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Liberation Medal


Acubens Class General Stores Issue Ship:
  • Laid down, 29 August 1944, as William Hackett, a Maritime Commission type (EC2-S-C1) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MCE hull 2820) at Delta Shipbuilding Co., New Orleans, LA.
  • Launched, 9 October 1944
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 14 November 1944
  • Completed as a General Stores Issue Ship at Tampa Shipbuilding Co., Tampa, FL.
  • Commissioned USS Cybele (AKS-10), 16 April 1945
  • Decommissioned, 22 August 1946, at Pearl Harbor
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, at San Francisco for disposal, 24 April 1947
  • Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, name reverted to William Hackett
  • Name reverted to Cybele in October 1954
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in April 1965
    Specifications:
    Displacement 5,240 t.(lt) 10,600 t.(fl)
    Length 441' 6"
    Beam 56' 11"
    Draft 28' 4"
    Speed 12.5 kts.
    Complement 193
    Armament one 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount, four 3"/50 gun mounts
    Propulsion reciprocating steam engine, single shaft, 2,500shp
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    Cybele 64k Cybele (AKS-10) at anchor, circa 1945-46.
    US Navy photo #: NH 83308 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1975.
    US Naval Historical Center

    View the Cybele (AKS-10)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval Historical Center web site
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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