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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 Submarine Tender
  • 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)
    Length 492'
    Beam 69' 6"
    Draft 27'
    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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    Clytie 72k USS Clytie (AS-26) under way during sea trials.
    Ingalls Shipbuilding photo, circa February 1944
    Courtesy Randy Guttery
    Tendertales Web Site
    Clytie 162k 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.
    Robert Hurst
    Clytie 229k 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,
    Mike Green
    Clytie 207k USS Clytie (AS-26) under way passing through the submarine boom defense netting at Fremantle, Australia, September 1945. Jack Treutle

    USS Clytie (AS-26)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighiting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01CDR. Walker, Charles Hardin18 January 1945 - 31 October 1945
    02CDR. Stover, Earl B. USNR31 October 1945 - 5 October 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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