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|Campaign and Dates|
|Philippines Islands Operation, 8 to 28 December 1941|
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|119k||USS Otus (AS-20) near Cavite Navy Yard in the Philippines, 10 September 1941, after her so-called "preliminary" conversion there. Note the row of portholes running the length of the ship on the level below the main deck, where accommodation and repair facilities were installed.
US National Archives, RG-19-LCM photo # 19-N-41414, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
|85k||USS Otus (AS-20) arriving at the Mare Island Navy Yard on 24 August 1942 to undergo full conversion. After her "preliminary" conversion at Cavite the ship received additional minor alterations during her service in Australian waters from December 1941 to July 1942.
Photos from US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, US Navy Bureau of Ships photos now in the collections of the US National Archives.
|97k||USS Otus (AS-20) near Mare Island Navy Yard, 15 January 1943, after completing a full conversion there. 19-N-400700 shows the numerous enhancements including extension of the superstructure forward, the addition of two 3" guns on the bow, and the plating over of the portholes in the hull. 19-N-40069 shows that the gun positions fitted aft at Cavite were retained but the old 5"/51 gun was replaced by a modern 5"/38. Note also the new radar mast and numerous other upgrades.
US National Archives, RG-19-LCM photo #'s 19-N-40070 & 19-N-40069, US .Navy Bureau of Ships photos now in the collections of the US National Archives.
|285k||USS Otus (AS-20) under way, date and location unknown.||Gerhard Mueller-Debus|
|01||CDR. Newsom, Joel||19 March 1941 - 31 March 1941|
|02||LCDR. Hume, John Renwick||31 March 1941 - September 1941|
|03||CDR. Newsom, Joel||September 1941 - 27 September 1943|
|04||CDR.. Follmer, Lloyd Dallas||27 September 1943 - January 1945|
|05||CAPT. Boldizsar, George Thomas||January 1945 - April 1946|
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