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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
Courtesy Randy Guttery
USS Aegir (AS-23)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Whiskey - Foxtrot - Xray
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic- Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Aegir Class Submarine Tender:
Laid down, 31 March 1943, as a Maritime Commission, type (C3-S-A2) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 856) at Ingalls Shipbuilding Co., Pascagoula, MS.
Launched, 15 September 1943
Acquired by the US Navy, 20 November 1943 and placed in temporary commission for passage to her conversion yard
Decommissioned, 3 December 1943 and turned over to Todd Ship Yards Corp., Brooklyn, N.Y. for conversion to a Submarine Tender
Recommissioned USS Aegir (AS-23), 8 September 1944, CDR. A. L. Prosser in command
During World War II USS Aegir was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Decommissioned, 18 October 1946, and placed in reserve at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 June 1971
Transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) for disposal
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 16 May 1972 to the National Metal & Steel Co., Terminal Island, CA.
Displacement 16,500 t.(fl)
Length 492' 6"
Beam 69' 6"
Speed 18.4 kts.
Officers - 82
Enlisted - 1378
Largest Boom Capacity 30 t.
one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
four single 3"/50 cal guns
two twin 40mm AA gun mounts
twenty 20mm AA guns
Diesel oil 20,300 Bbls
one Westinghouse geared turbine
two Foster and Wheeler D-type boilers, 465psi 765°
double Westinghouse Main Reduction Gear
four turbo-drive Ship's Service Generators 300Kw 120V/240V D.C.
single propeller, 8,500shp
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||USS Aegir (AS-23) undergoing sea trials.
Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp., photo
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Tendertales Web Site
||USS Aegir (AS-23) underway in US coastal waters circa late 1944.
US National Archives photo # 19-N-71738, RG-19 LCM, a US navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives..
||Overhead view of, from front to back,
USS Griffin (AS-13),
USS Euryale (AS-22),
USS Aegir (AS-23), and
USS Pelias (AS-14)
moored in the Reserve Fleet, at Mare Island Navy Shipyard, Vallejo, CA. with 52 mothballed World War II submarines, circa 1946
USS Aegir (AS-23)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
|01||CAPT. Prosser, Albert Laurence||08 September 1944 - 12 April 1945|
|02||CAPT. Boyd, John Moore||12 April 1945 -?|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S.Navy Memorial Foundation
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Submarine Tenders of the United States Navy
Last Updated 31 January 2013
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