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Contributed by Don McGrogan, BMCS, USN Ret.

USS Anthedon (AS-24)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Uniform - Sierra - Papa
NUSP
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal



USS Anthedon (AS-24) was transferred to Turkey and renamed TCG Donathan (A-583)
Aegir Class Submarine Tender:
  • Laid down, 6 May 1943, as a Maritime Commission, type (C3-S-A2) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 858) at Ingalls Shipbuilding Co., Pascagoula, MS.
  • Launched, 15 October 1943
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 17 December 1943 and placed in temporary commission for passage to her conversion yard
  • Decommissioned, 30 December 1943 and turned over to Todd Ship Yards Corp., Brooklyn, N.Y. for conversion to a Submarine Tender
  • Placed in full commission, as USS Anthedon (AS-24), 15 September 1944, CDR. Richard E. Hawes in command
  • During World War II USS Anthedon was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned, 21 September 1946, at New London, CT.
  • Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet
  • Struck from the Naval Register, circa 1968-1969
  • Sold to Turkey, 7 February 1969, renamed TCG Donathan (A-583)
  • Final Disposition, scrapped date unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 16,500 t.(fl)
    Length 492'
    Beam 69' 6"
    Draft 27'
    Speed 18.4 kts. (trial)
    Complement
    Officers 82
    Enlisted 1,378
    Largest Boom Capacity 30 t.
    Armament
    one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
    four single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mounts
    two twin40mm AA gun mounts
    twenty single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 20,300 Bbls
    Propulsion
    one Westinghouse geared turbine
    two Foster and Wheeler D-type boilers 465psi 765°
    double Westinghouse Main Reduction Gear
    Ship's Service Generators, four turbo-drive, 300Kw 120V/240V D.C.
    single propeller, 8,500shp

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    USS Anthedon (AS-24)
    Anthedon 123k USS Anthedon (AS-24) underway near New York Navy Yard, 24 September 1944.
    US Navy photo # 80-G-282464 from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command.
    Robert Hurst
    Anthedon 52k USS Anthedon (AS-24) underway, probably near New York Navy Yard, 24 September 1944.
    Note Anthedon is painted Camouflage Measure 32, Design 12F (a green pattern).
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-282463, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
    Robert Hurst and Randy Guttery
    Anthedon 466k USS Anthedon (AS-24) moored pierside at the US Submarine Base, Fremantle, Australia, while refitting Pacific Fleet submarines, circa November 1944 to February 1945. Kimberley Dunstan
    Anthedon 22k USS Anthedon (AS-24) moored pierside at the US Submarine Base, Fremantle, Australia, while refitting Pacific Fleet submarines, circa November 1944 to February 1945 Jack Treutle
    Anthedon 207k USS Anthedon (AS-24) departing the US Submarine Base, Fremantle, Australia, 12 February 1945. Kimberley Dunstan
    Anthedon 65k USS Anthedon (AS-24) departing Fremantle, Australia in October 1945 after helping to dismantle the US Submarine Base there. Jack Treutle
    TCG Donathan (A-583)
    Anthedon 53k Ex-USS Anthedon (AS-24) at anchor while in Turkish Naval Service as TCG Donathan (A-583), date and location unknown. Yucel M. Umar CPO (Ret) Turkish Navy
    Anthedon 59k TCG Donathan (A-583) underway, date and location unknown. Yucel M. Umar CPO (Ret) Turkish Navy
    Anthedon 145k TCG Donathan (A-583) at anchor, date and location unknown. Yucel M. Umar CPO (Ret) Turkish Navy
    Anthedon 90k TCG Donathan (A-583) moored, date and location unknown. Yucel M. Umar CPO (Ret) Turkish Navy
    Anthedon 52k TCG Donathan (A-583) drydocked at Gölcük shipyard for repairs, date unknown. Yucel M. Umar CPO (Ret) Turkish Navy
    Anthedon 96k TCG Donathan (A-583) drydocked at Gölcük shipyard for repairs, date unknown. Cüneyt Demir
    Anthedon 96k Drawing of TCG Donathan (A-583) by Cüneyt Demir, 1999. Cüneyt Demir
    Anthedon 142k TCG Donathan (A-583) Ship's plaque. Yucel M. Umar CPO (Ret) Turkish Navy

    USS Anthedon (AS-24)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Navy History and Heritage Command
    Commanding Officers
     LCDR. Budd, James Hodgeson, USN17 December 1943 - 30 December 1943 (Ferry Command Crew #4)
     Decommissioned30 December 1943 - 15 September 1944
    01CDR. Hawes, Richard Ellington, USN :RADM15 September 1944 - 28 October 1945
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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