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USS Cybele (AKS-10)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Whiskey - November
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
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Acubens Class General Stores Issue Ship:
Laid down, 29 August 1944, as SS 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, CDR. John H. Church, USNR, in command
During World War II USS Cybele was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Following World War II USS Cybele was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|2 September 1945 to 16 April 1946||2 September to 16 April 1946
Decommissioned, 22 August 1946, at Pearl Harbor
All ships of the Acubens class were meant to be used as Bikini Assets, in 'C' test and were kept at Pearl Harbor until a decision was made in 1947 to transfer
custody of these ships to the Maritime Commission
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 SS William Hackett
Name reverted to Cybele in October 1954
Final Disposition, scrapped in April 1965
Displacement 5,240 t.(lt) 14,550 t.(fl)
Length 441' 6"
Beam 56' 11"
Draft 28' 4"
Speed 12.5 kts.
Cargo Capacities 5,900DWT
Non-refrigerated 220,166 Cu ft
Refrigerated 21,800 Cu ft
Largest Boom Capacity 30 t.
one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
four single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mounts
NSFO 13,475 Bbls
Diesel 695 Bbls
one Iron Fireman vertical triple-expansion reciprocating steam engine
two Babcock and Wilcox header-type boilers, 220psi 450°
two turbo-drive 150Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
single propeller, 2,500shp
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||USS 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.
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USS Cybele (AKS-10)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||CDR. Church Jr., John Howard, USNR||16 April 1945 - 18 February 1946|
|02||CDR. Luther, Roger Williams, USNR||18 February 1946 - 22 August 1946|
|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 6 November 2015
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