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USS Protector (ARS-14)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Quebec - Tango - Zulu
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 - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Diver Class Rescue and Salvage Ship
Laid down, 30 April 1942 at Colberg Boat Works, Stockton, CA.
Launched, 27 April 1943
Commissioned USS Protector (ARS-14), 28 December 1943, LCDR. Myron E. McFarland in command.
During World War II USS Protector (ARS-14) was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Following World War II USS Protector (ARS-14) was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 24 September 1945 to 15 February 1946
Decommissioned, 15 May 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 8 October 1946
Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal
Sold by the Maritime Commission, 16 December 1946, to Glen R Butt, Cambridge, MA.
Resold in 1952 to Pakistani interests
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 1,615 t.(fl)
Length 183' 3"
Draft 14' 8"
Speed 12 kts
Largest Boom Capacity 10 t.
one single 3"/50 cal gun mount
four single 20mm AA gun mounts
Diesel 985 Bbls
Gasoline 3,000 Gals
four Hoover, Owens, Rentschler Co. 685A Diesel-electric engines
three Diesel-drive 40Kw 240V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
single propeller, 1,200shp
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||Starboard bow view of USS Protector (ARS-14) underway during builders trials, 22 December 1943, shortly before commissioning.
US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, Photo # 19-N-57120 a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
||Starboard quarter view of USS Protector (ARS-14) underway during builders trials, 22 December 1943.
US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, Photo # 19-N-57121 a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
||USS Protector (ARS-14) under way during builder's trials, 22 December 1943.
US National Archives, RG-19-LCM.
Photo No. 19-N-57119, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives. Courtesy Shipscribe.com.
USS Protector (ARS-14)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LCDR. McFarland, Myron E.||28 December 1943 - ?|
|02||LT. Pickett, Alvin T.||WWII|
|03||LT. O'Donnell Jr., John Joseph||WWII|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
Last Updated 17 July 2015
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