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USS Greenlet (ASR-10)


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




Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal
Second Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Third Row - National Defense Service Medal (2) - Korean Service Medal - Vietnam Service Medal (3)
Fourth Row - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal



USS Greenlet (ASR-10) was sold to Turkey and renamed TCG Akin (A-585)
Chanticleer Class Submarine Rescue Ship:
  • Laid down, 15 October 1941, at Moore Shipbuilding and Dry Dock, Co., Oakland, CA.
  • Launched, 12 July 1942
  • Commissioned USS Greenlet (ASR-10), 29 May 1943, CDR. Frederick W. Laing in command
  • During World War II USS Greenlet was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Following World War II USS Greenlet 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 to 16 December 194526 October 1946 to 1 May 1947
    21 to 29 December 194811 November to 20 December 1948
    28 January to 5 February 194930 December 1948 to 26 January 1949
     30 December 1948 to 26 January 1949

  • During the Korean War USS Greenlet was assigned to the Far East in support of submarine operations
  • During the Vietnam War USS Greenlet participated in the following campaigns:

    Vietnam War Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase II
    5 to 25 April 1967
    Vietnam Summer-Fall 1969
    21 to 31 October 1969
    Vietnam Winter-Spring 1970
    1 to 22 November 1969
     

  • Decommissioned, 12 June 1970, at Sub Base Pearl Harbor
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 February 1973
  • Sold, 1 February 1973, to Turkey under the Military Assistance Program and renamed TCG Akin (A-585)
  • Current Disposition, active Turkish navy
  • USS Greenlet earned three campaign stars for Vietnam War service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 1,780 t.(lt) 2,141 t.(fl)
    Length 251' 4"
    Beam 42'
    Draft 14' 10" (lim)
    Speed 14.5 kts.
    Complement
    Officer 6
    Enlisted 96
    Largest Boom Capacity 20 t.
    Armament
    two single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mounts
    eight single 20mm gun mounts
    four depth charge tracks
    Fuel Capacity Diesel-1,785 Bbls
    Propulsion
    four Alco-Diesel-electric engines (520)
    span style="padding-left: 0em">Ship's Service Generators
    two Diesel-drive 200Kw 120V D.C.
    one Diesel-drive 60Kw 120V D.C.
    single propeller, 3,000shp

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    Greenlet 168k Forward plan view of USS Greenlet (ASR-10) at Navy Yard Mare Island, Vallejo, CA., 21 May 1946. USS Moctobi (AT-105) is aft of Greenlet with YD-98 alongside.
    Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 1884-46
    Darryl Baker
    Greenlet 105k Aft plan view of USS Greenlet (ASR-10) at Navy Yard Mare Island, Vallejo, CA., 21 May 1946. USS Sanborn (APA-193) is moored outboard of USS Sarasota (APA-204) which is moored forward of Greenlet.
    Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 1885-46
    Darryl Baker
    Greenlet 39k USS Greenlet (ASR-10) moored midstream in the Whangpoo River, Shanghai, China, 23 December 1946. John Cronk for his father John H. Cronk USS Greenlet
    Greenlet 81k USS Greenlet (ASR-10) underway, circa 1946-49, location unknown. John Cronk for his father John H. Cronk USS Greenlet
    Greenlet 40k USS Greenlet (ASR-10) moored pierside, circa 1946-49, location unknown. John Cronk for his father John H. Cronk USS Greenlet
    Greenlet 120k USS Greenlet (ASR-10) circa late 1940s, after her aft 3"/50 gun was removed and before three large buoys in quick release racks were fitted on each side of the ship amidships.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo No. USN 1046254, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
    Mike Green
    Sperry 203k Overhead photo of USS Sperry (AS-12) at San Diego, CA., circa 1950. In the photo are USS Greenlet (ASR-10) at Sperry's port bow with six of her squadrons submarines off her port side.
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, June 1950.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret
    Greenlet 38k USS Greenlet (ASR-10) underway, date and location unknown. Submitted by Craig Rothhammer to NAFTS (National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors)
    Greenlet 169k USS Greenlet (ASR-10) underway, date and location unknown. Submitted by Craig Rothhammer to NAFTS (National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors)
    Greenlet 98k USS Greenlet (ASR-10) departing Yokosuka, Japan, date unknown.
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, July 1957
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    Greenlet 749k USS Greenlet (ASR-10) underway, date and location unknown. CŁneyt Demir
    Greenlet 106k USS Greenlet (ASR-10) and USS Tang (SS-563) operating together in the Pacific during exercises, circa 1962-63.
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, April 1963.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    Greenlet 162k USS Greenlet (ASR-10) underway in the Hawaiian Islands, circa 1963.
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, October 1963.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    Greenlet 79k USS Greenlet (ASR-10) underway, circa 1964-65, location unknown.
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, June 1965.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    Knox 119k USS Greenlet (ASR-10), the Salvage and Rescue Ships USS Conserver (ARS-39), and USS Grapple (ARS-7) and the Fleet Tugs USS Cocopa (ATF-101) and USS Sioux (ATF-75) attempting to pull the Destroyer USS Frank Knox (DD-742) off Pratas Reef in the South China Sea, some two hundred miles south east of Hong Kong. Frank Know ran aground 18 July 1965 and was finally refloated, 24 August 1965. This view was probably taken at about the time she was finally refloated on 24 August 1965.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 74179.
    Tony Cowart
    Greenlet 114k Lines come across as USS Greenlet (ASR-10) prepares for a a high-line transfer, June 1968 Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    Greenlet 107k USS Greenlet (ASR-10) transferring mail, June 1968 Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    TCG Akin (A-585)
    Greenlet 433k Transfer and commissioning ceremony of ex-USS Greenlet (ASR-10) into the Turkish navy as TCG Akin (A-585) at Naval Station Pearl Harbor in 1973. CŁneyt Demir
    Greenlet 648k
    Greenlet 88k TCG Akin (A-585), at anchor, date and location unknown. Yucel M. Umar GMC Turkish Navy Ret.
    Greenlet 67k TCG Akin (A-585) underway, date and location unknown. Yucel M. Umar GMC Turkish Navy Ret.
    Greenlet 62k TCG Akin (A-585) underway, date and location unknown. Yucel M. Umar GMC Turkish Navy Ret.
    Greenlet 65k TCG Akin (A-585) moored pierside, date and location unknown. Yucel M. Umar GMC Turkish Navy Ret.
    Greenlet 47k TCG Akin (A-585) underway, date and location unknown. Yucel M. Umar GMC Turkish Navy Ret.
    Greenlet 36k TCG Akin (A-585) underway, date and location unknown. Yucel M. Umar GMC Turkish Navy Ret.
    Greenlet 45k TCG Akin (A-585) underway, date and location unknown. Yucel M. Umar GMC Turkish Navy Ret.
    Greenlet 273k TCG Akin (A-585) underway, date and location unknown. CŁneyt Demir
    Greenlet 80k TCG Akin (A-585) underway, date and location unknown. CŁneyt Demir
    Greenlet 47k Drawing of TCG Akin (A-585) underway by CŁneyt Demir. .
    Greenlet 50k TCG Akin (A-585) underway, date and location unknown. Yucel M. Umar GMC Turkish Navy Ret.
    Greenlet 52k TCG Akin (A-585) moored, date and location unknown. Yucel M. Umar GMC Turkish Navy Ret.
    Greenlet 60k TCG Akin (A-585) moored, date and location unknown. Yucel M. Umar GMC Turkish Navy Ret.
    Greenlet 65k TCG Akin (A-585) moored, date and location unknown. Yucel M. Umar GMC Turkish Navy Ret.
    Greenlet 55k TCG Akin (A-585) moored, date and location unknown. Yucel M. Umar GMC Turkish Navy Ret.
    Greenlet 40k TCG Akin (A-585) underway, date and location unknown. Yucel M. Umar GMC Turkish Navy Ret.
    Greenlet 41k TCG Akin (A-585) moored, date and location unknown. Yucel M. Umar GMC Turkish Navy Ret.
    Greenlet 73k TCG Akin (A-585) at anchor, date and location unknown. Yucel M. Umar GMC Turkish Navy Ret.
    Greenlet 44k TCG Akin (A-585) moored, date and location unknown. Yucel M. Umar GMC Turkish Navy Ret.
    Greenlet 39k TCG Akin (A-585) at anchor, date and location unknown. Yucel M. Umar GMC Turkish Navy Ret.
    Greenlet 69k TCG Akin (A-585) conducting diving operations, date and location unknown. Yucel M. Umar GMC Turkish Navy Ret.
    Greenlet 78k
    Greenlet 133k

    USS Greenlet (ASR-10)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01CDR. Laing, Frederick Williams, USN (30)29 May 1943 - 2 January 1944
    02LT. Hodgson Jr., James Thompson2 January 1944 - 20 June 1945
    03LT. Willhoite, Robert Buford20 June 1945 - 15 February 1947
    04LCDR. Horsman, Donald Glenn15 February 1947 - 5 September 1948
    05LCDR. Birney, George Russell5 September 1948 - 10 September 1949
    06LCDR. Fulton, Howard Thomas10 September 1949 - 21 September 1950
    07LCDR. Des Granges, Miano21 September 1950 - 5 January 1952
    08LCDR. Griggs III, John Bradford, USN (43) 5 January 1952 - 10 July 1953
    09LT. Ullrich, Howard Clifton10 July 1953 - 25 August 1955
    10LCDR. Hoover, Clarence Paul25 August 1955 - 25 January 1958
    11LCDR. Coulbourne, Thomas Edward25 January 1958 - 30 January 1960
    12LCDR. Hill, Howard Allen30 January 1960 - 6 July 1963
    13LCDR. Leibold, William Rudolf6 July 1963 - 14 July 1965
    14LCDR. Clark, Lynn Reginald14 July 1965 - 29 July 1967
    15CDR. Carry, Allan Harry29 July 1967 - 9 August 1969
    16LCDR. DeLanoy, Billie L.9 August 1969 - 25 April 1970
    17LT. Trinka, Anton John25 April 1970 - 12 June 1970
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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