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USS Clytie (AS-26)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Bravo - Mike - Whiskey
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, as a Maritime Commission, type (C3-S-A2) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 861) at Ingalls Shipbuilding Co., Pascagoula, MS.
Launched, 26 November 1943
Acquired by the Navy, 26 February 1944 and placed in reduced commission for passage to her conversion yard at Hoboken, N.J.
Decommissioned, 3 April 1944, and turned over to Bethlehem Steel Corp., Hoboken, N.J., for conversion to a
Commissioned, USS Clytie (AS-26), 18 January 1945, CDR. Charles H. Walker in command
During World War II USS Clytie was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Decommissioned, 5 October 1946, at New London, CT.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, New London, CT.
Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
Transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Lee Hall, VA.
Final Disposition, scrapped in 1971
Displacement 16,500 t.(fl)
Beam 69' 6"
Speed 18.4 kts. (trial)
Officers - 82
Enlisted - 1,378
Largest Boom Capacity 30 t.
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
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 Clytie (AS-26) under way during sea trials.
Ingalls Shipbuilding photo, circa February 1944
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Tendertales Web Site
||USS Clytie (AS-26) under way near New York in fair but windy weather, 29 January 1945.
US National Archives photo # unknown, RG-19-LCM, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
||USS Clytie (AS-26) starboard quarter aerial view, 29 January 1945, by aircraft from NAS New York. Clytie is wearing
camouflage scheme 31/12f. The colors are dull black, navy green and haze green.
US National Archives, Photo # 80-G-302589, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives. Courtesy of C. Lee Johnson,
||USS Clytie (AS-26) under way passing through the submarine boom defense netting at Fremantle, Australia, September 1945.
USS Clytie (AS-26)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighiting Ships (DANFS)
|01||CDR. Walker, Charles Hardin||18 January 1945 - 31 October 1945|
|02||CDR. Stover, Earl B. USNR||31 October 1945 - 5 October 1946 |
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
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Submarine Tenders of the United States Navy
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