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USS Extractor (ARS-15)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Quebec - Uniform - Mike
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

Anchor Class Rescue and Salvage Ship
  • Laid down, date unknown, at Colberg Boat Works, Stockton, CA.
  • Launched, 15 June 1943
  • Commissioned, USS Extractor (ARS-15), 3 March 1944, LTjg. Leslie C. Oaks, in command
  • During World War II USS Extractor was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Final Disposition, sunk accidentally by USS Guardfish (SS-217), 24 January 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
    Displacement 1,615 t.(fl)
    Length 183' 3"
    Beam 37'
    Draft 14' 8"
    Speed 12 kts
    Officers 6
    Enlisted 59
    Largest Boom Capacity 10 t.
    one single 3"/50 cal gun mount
    four single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacities
    Diesel 1,000 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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    USS Extractor (ARS-15)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Oaks, Leslie Charles3 March 1944 - ?
    02LTjg. Babcock, H. M.WWII
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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