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Contributed by Don McGrogan, BMCS, USN Ret. - Popular Patch

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USS Chanticleer (ASR-7)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Bravo - Juliet - Uniform
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Navy Unit Commendation - American Campaign Medal
Second Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal (2)
Third Row - Korean Service Medal - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (1-Korea) - Vietnam Service Medal (4)
Fourth Row - Philippines Liberation Medal - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal (retroactive)

Chanticleer Class Submarine Rescue Ship:
  • Laid down, date unknown, at Moore Shipbuilding and Dry Dock, Co., Oakland, CA.
  • Launched, 29 May 1942
  • Commissioned USS Chanticleer (ASR-7), 20 November 1942, LCDR. Richard E. Hawes in command
  • During World War II USS Chanticleer was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • During the Vietnam War USS Chanticleer participated in the following campaigns:

    Vietnam War Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive
    5 to 13 February 1966
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase VII
    7 to 9 April 1971
    Vietnam Summer-Fall 1969
    22 to 25 June 1969
    3 to 15 August 1969
    Vietnam Ceasefire
    30 to 31 December 1972

  • Decommissioned and struck from the Naval Register, 9 June 1973
  • USS Chanticleer earned the Navy Unit Commendation for service in Salvage, Fire Fighting, and Rescue Unit, Service Force, 7th Fleet - Philippine Islands area, 3 March to 6 June 1945,and earned one battle star for World War II service.
  • Final Disposition, sold by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping, 1 June 1974
    Displacement 1,780 t.(lt) 2,141 t.(fl)
    Length 251' 4"
    Beam 42'
    Draft 14'
    Speed 14kts.
    Officers 6
    Enlisted 96
    Largest Boom Capacity 20 t.
    two single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mounts
    eight 20mm AA gun mounts
    four depth charge tracks
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 1,785 Bbls
    four Alco 539 Diesel main engines driving four General Electric generators and three General Motors 3-268A auxiliary services engines
    single Westinghouse Main Reduction Gears
    single propeller, 3,000shp

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    116k USS Chanticleer (ASR-7) in San Francisco Bay, 14 December 1942, shortly after commissioning. Note the after 3"/50 gun, which was later removed from the ships of this class.
    US National Archives photo #'s 19-N-39439 and 19-N-39440, US Navy Bureau of Ships photos now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy
    Mike Green
    Chanticleer 529k USS Chanticleer (ASR-7) off Mare Island on January 18, 1943.
    File name: ASR 7 561-1-43, Navy Photo, 1/18/43.
    Darryl Baker
    Chanticleer 389k USS Chanticleer (ASR-7) underway in San Francisco Bay, 21 February 1954.
    US Navy photo
    David Buell
    Chanticleer 151k USS Chanticleer (ASR-7) underway, circa 1957-58, location unknown.
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, March 1958.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    Chanticleer 93k USS Chanticleer (ASR-7) underway, circa 1958-59, location unknown.
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, March 1959.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    Chanticleer 101k USS Chanticleer (ASR-7) underway, circa 1962, location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    Scott Koen
    Chanticleer 64k USS Chanticleer (ASR-7) underway, circa 1964-65, location unknown.
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, June 1965.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    Chanticleer 70k USS Chanticleer (ASR-7) loading weapons aboard USS Permit (SSN-594) anchored in the vicinity of Ballast Point, San Diego, CA., date unknown. Submitted by John Ackerman
    to NAFTS
    (National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors)
    Chanticleer 150k USS Chanticleer (ASR-7) moored pierside, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    Robert Hurst

    USS Chanticleer Additional Ships Patches

    Contributed by Mike Smolinski

    USS Chanticleer (ASR-7)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR. Hawes, Richard Ellington :RADM20 November 1942 - 1 May 1944
    02LCDR. Cottrell Sr., Paul Clifford1 May 1944 - 8 September 1944
    03LCDR. Tyndall, Luther Leroy8 September 1944 - 1947
    04CDR. Molumphy, George Garvie1948
    05LT. Crocker, George Francis John1953
    06LCDR. Edwards, S. N.1968
    07LCDR. Paul, Martin H.? - 9 June 1973
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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