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USS Fulton (AS-11)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Echo - Golf - Xray
NEGX
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons



Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (2) - Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (2)
Second Row - American Defense Service Medal (with Fleet clasp) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1)
Third Row - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal (3) - Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon


Fulton Class Submarine Tender:
  • Laid down, 19 July 1939, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Launched, 27 December 1940
  • Commissioned USS Fulton (AS-11), 12 September 1941, CDR. A. D. Douglas in command
  • During World War II USS Fulton was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Midway, 3 to 6 June 1942

  • Decommissioned, 3 April 1947, at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
  • Recommissioned, 10 April 1951
  • Decommissioned, 30 September 1991
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 20 December 1991
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 17 November 1995, by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service
  • USS Fulton received one battle star for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 9,250 t.(lt) 18,000 t.(fl)
    Length 529' 6"
    Beam 73' 4"
    Draft 23' 6"
    Speed 15.4 kts.
    Complement
    Officers - 59
    Enlisted - 1214
    Largest Boom Capacity 20 t.
    Armament
    four single 5"/38 gun mounts
    two twin 40mm AA gun mounts
    twelve single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity - Diesel 26,600 Bbls
    Propulsion
    General Motors 16-248 Diesel electric engines
    single Fairbanks Morse Main Reduction Gear
    four Ship's Service Generators 500Kw 450V A.C.
    twin propellers, 11,200shp

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    Fulton 99k Fulton (AS-11) in Mare Island Navy Yard dry dock #3 in October 1940. US Navy photo from the Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum Darryl Baker
    Fulton 102k USS Fulton (AS-11) off Mare Island Navy Yard, 22 November 1941.US Navy yard photo # 3077-41 from the Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum Darryl Baker
    Fulton 107k USS Fulton (AS-11) near Mare Island Navy Yard, 22 November 1941, two months after completion. Fulton was the only ship of the class completed with two open 5"/38 gun mounts and splinter protection (gun tubs) around all four mounts. Her main battery installation was later upgraded to resemble later ships of the class, probably at an overhaul at Mare Island between April and June 1944.
    US National Archive photo # 19-N-26260, RG-19-LCM, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Robert Hurst
    Fulton 106k USS Fulton (AS-11) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the ©Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum
    Darryl Baker
    Fulton 14k USS Fulton (AS 11) at anchor, January, 1942, location unknown.
    US Navy photo
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    Fulton 98k USS Portland (CA 33), at right, transfers USS Yorktown (CV 5) survivors to USS Fulton (AS 11), 7 June 1942, following the Battle of Midway. Fulton transported the men to Pearl Harbor.
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-312028, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
    US Naval Historical Center
    Fulton 113k USS Fulton (AS-11) arrives at Pearl Harbor with USS Yorktown (CV-5) survivors on board, 8 June 1942, following the Battle of Midway.
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-10120, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    US Naval Historical Center
    Fulton 113k USS Fulton (AS 11) docking at Pearl Harbor, 8 June 1942 with USS Yorktown (CV 5) survivors on board, after the Battle of Midway. Among the tugs assisting Fulton are Hoga (YT 146) and Nokomis (YT 142).
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-312058, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
    US Naval Historical Center
    Fulton 425k In the background USS Fulton (AS-11) at Brisbane, Australia, with USS Grouper (SS-214) alongside, 18 August 1943. The boat to her starboard whose extreme stern is visible is a Tambor/Gar or Gato class. In the foreground crew members of USS Guardfish (SS-217) are receiving their submarine combat insignia from Admiral Carpenter. The submarine in the center foreground is USS Peto (SS-265) with USS Scamp (SS-277) to her right.
    US National Archives photo 80-G-394390 from National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), College Park, Maryland. Caption information courtesy of Robert Morgan, with input from Dave Johnston (USNR) & John Hummel.
    Seth Hert
    Fulton 82k Broadside view of USS Fulton (AS-11) off Mare Island Navy Yard, 3 June 1944.
    Note Fulton is painted Camouflage Measure 32, Design 4Ax.
    Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 3296-44
    Darryl Baker
    Fulton 91k Stern view of USS Fulton (AS-11) off Mare Island Navy Yard, 3 June 1944.
    Note Fulton is painted Camouflage Measure 32, Design 4Ax.
    Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 3293-44.
    Darryl Baker
    Fulton 92k Bow on view of USS Fulton (AS-11) departing Mare Island Navy Yard, 3 June 1944. Fulton was in overhaul at Mare Island from 24 April until 7 June 1944.
    Note Fulton is painted Camouflage Measure 32, Design 4Ax.
    Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 3298-44.
    Darryl Baker
    Fulton 144k Aft plan view of USS Fulton (AS-11) at Mare Island Navy Yard, 6 June 1944.
    Note Fulton is painted Camouflage Measure 32, Design 4Ax.
    Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 3335-44.
    Darryl Baker
    Fulton 111k Amidships looking forward plan view of USS Fulton (AS-11) at Mare Island Navy Yard, 6 June 1944.
    Note Fulton is painted Camouflage Measure 32, Design 4Ax.
    Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 3338-44.
    Darryl Baker
    Fulton 190k USS Fulton (AS-11) moored pierside at Mare Island Navy Yard, 17 October 1946.
    US Navy photo, File name: AS 11 3611-46, Navy Photo, 10/17/46 from the Vallejo Naval and History Museum collections.
    Darryl Baker
    Fulton 57k USS Fulton (AS 11) being assisted by tugs into her berth, date and location unknown. Hyperwar US Navy in WWII
    Fulton 58k USS Fulton (AS 11) at Saipan in 1944 with 13 submarines alongside.
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine June 1956
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    Fulton 53k USS Fulton (AS 11) at anchor, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine September 1946
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    Fulton 204k Executive Officer and Commanding Officer of the newly re-commissioned USS Fulton (AS-11), taken at Mare Island, 10 April 1951. To the right is XO CDR Thomas H. Kimmel and left is the CO Capt. Victor B. McCrea. Both had interesting WWII experience: Capt. McCrea earned the Navy Cross as CO of the USS Hoe (SS-258) from 1/26/44 to 3/5/44 (Hoes third war patrol). CDR Kimmel earned the Bronze Star with V as XO of the USS Bergall (SS-320) from 9/8/44 to 11/8/44. He later commands USS Bergall from 9/17/45 to 3/20/48.
    US Navy photo from the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.
    Darryl Baker
    Fulton 45k USS Fulton (AS 11) at State Pier, New London, CT. in March 1953. Other ships present include Angler (SSK-240) moored outboard in the nest of ships at the end of the pier along with USS Entemedor (SS-340) and USS Halfbeak (SS-352). Along side Fulton are USS Razorback (SS-394), USS Tusk (SS-426) and USS Hardhead (SS-365)
    US Navy photo # NH 90524
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    Fulton 44k USS Fulton (AS 11) at State Pier, New London, CT., date unknown with USS Skipjack (SSN-585), USS Sailfish (SSR-572), and USS Nautilus (SSN-571) alongside and USS Tusk (SS-426), USS Halfbeak (SS-352) and USS Entmedor (SS-340) astern. Robert Hurst
    Fulton 152k SUBRON 10 flagship USS Fulton (AS 11) moored pierside at the Connecticut State Pier, New London, CT., December 1953. Fulton has four submarines alongside, among them the USS Cobia (SS-245), outboard, unidentified boat, USS Trout (SS-566) and another unidentified boat tied up alongside the tender .
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine December 1953 by Ivan M. Moores, DC1, USN.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    Fulton 50k USS Fulton (AS 11) underway in 1959.
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine September 1959
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    Fulton 82k USS Fulton (AS 11) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Courtesy Randy Guttery
    Tendertales web site
    Fulton 113k USS Fulton (AS 11) moored pierside at the Connecticut State Pier, New London, CT. in 1963. Photos by Bob Stout USS Fulton
    Fulton 96k
    Fulton 32k USS Fulton (AS 11) at State Pier, New London, CT. in 1962 with USS Skipjack (SSN-585), USS Nautilus (SSN-571) and USS Triton (SSRN-586) alongside. Robert Hurst
    Fulton 433k USS Fulton (AS 11) underway, circa 1963, location unknown. HMC Fred Overly, USN Ret.
    Fulton 61k USS Fulton (AS 11) at the Connecticut State Pier, New London, CT., with (from left to right)
    USS Nautilus (SSN-571),
    USS Halfbeak (SS-352),
    USS Bang (SS-385), and
    USS Tusk (SS-426)
    immediately astern. Moored to Fulton's starboard side are three additional unidentified submarines. Photo from Subron 10 Cruise Book for 1964-1965.
    Fred Willshaw
    Fulton 118k USS Fulton (AS 11) viewed from El Morro Castle in San Juan, PR during Operation Springboard. Photo from Subron 10 Cruise Book for 1964-1965. Fred Willshaw
    Fulton 2958k USS Fulton (AS 11) alongside the State Pier, New London, CT., circa 1967-69. At the end of the pier is the submarine rescue vessel USS Skylark (ASR-20). Aft of Fulton is USS Gato (SSN-615), and moored in the nest next to Fulton is USS Dace (SSN-607), USS Jack (SSN-605), and an unknown Thresher/Permit class boat (inboard in the nest).
    US Navy photo.
    DCC(SS/SW) David Johnston, USN
    Fulton 194k USS Fulton (AS 11) underway in 1971, location unknown.
    US Navy photo # NPC 1150397
    Scott Koen
    Fulton 803k Aerial view of USS Fulton (AS 11) and USS Orion (AS-18) moored side by side at La Maddalena, Sardinia in March 1985. Fulton (the oldest active ship in the fleet at the time, 43 years) relieved Orion for a period of 49 days so that Orion could receive needed maintenance and repairs. Thomas K. Peters EN1 (SW) US Navy 1982-1991
    Fulton 95k USS Fulton (AS 11) moored pierside at Halifax, Nova Scotia during a port visit, 17 to 19 October 1986. CAPT. James J. King CAPT MSC USN
    Fulton 93k USS Fulton (AS 11) moored pierside at Halifax, Nova Scotia during a port visit, 17 to 19 October 1986. CAPT. James J. King CAPT MSC USN
    Fulton 178k USS Fulton (AS 11) H Division personnel celebrating the ship's first-ever Battle Efficiency Yellow "M" Award. This Award recognizes the best Medical Department for each class of ship by fiscal year. Fulton won the Award for Fiscal Year 1987, Photo taken in November 1987.
    From left to right: HN Berry (Lab Tech), HMCS Angle (Leading CPO), HM2 Layne (Damage Control Corpsman), HMC Wilrich (Radiation Health Tech), HM3 K. Maxwell (Supply Petty Officer), HM2 Nitti (Preventive Medicine Tech), HM2 Brant (Physical Exams), HM1 Rouse (Preventive Maintenance), HM3 Harris (Damage Control Corpsman), HM3 J. Maxwell (Medical Records), HM1 Colvin (Leading Hospital Corpsman-Sick Call), ENS King (Division Officer/Radiation Health Officer), HM2 Bailey (Lab Tech), HM1 Loftis (Preventive Medicine Tech), LT Buckholz (Ship's Physician), HM2 Kjensmo (Radiation Health Tech), HN Llewellyn (Hearing Conservation), and HM1 Titus (X-ray Tech).
    CAPT. James J. King CAPT MSC USN
    Fulton 106k Patch marking USS Fulton (AS-11)'s 50 years of service. Darryl Baker
    Fulton 528k USS Fulton (AS-11) bronze plaque. Dean Bruce


    For more photos and information about USS Fulton, see;
  • Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
  • USS Fulton Association
  • Submarine Tenders of the United States Navy
  • Miscellaneous Photos and Items
  • Commanding Officers

  • Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S.Navy Memorial Foundation

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