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USS Cable (ARS-19)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - India - Xray - Oscar

NIXO
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Navy Unit Commendation - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (3) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal (2)


Diver Class Rescue and Salvage Ship:
  • Laid down, 24 November 1942, at Basalt Rock Co., Napa, CA.
  • Launched, 1 April 1943
  • Commissioned USS Cable (ARS-19), 6 March 1944, LCDR. Harold Pond, USNR, in command
  • During World War II USS Cable was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Leyte operation
    Leyte landings, 18 October to 29 November 1944
    Luzon operation
    Lingayen Gulf landings, 9 to 13 Janaury 1945
    Borneo operation
    Balikpapan operation, 26 June to 7 July 1945
     

  • Decommissioned, 15 September 1947, at Boston, MA. and loaned for commercial service
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 15 April 1977
  • Final Disposition, sunk as a target, 7 August 1978, by USS Valdez (FF-1096)
  • USS Cable earned the Navy Unit Commendation for service in Salvage, Fire Fighting, and Rescue Unit, Service Force, 7th Fleet - Philippine Islands area, 20 October 1944 to 10 January 1945 and three battle stars for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 1,897 t.
    Length 213' 6"
    Beam 39'
    Draft 14' 8"
    Speed 15 kts.
    Complement
    Officers 7
    Enlisted 113
    Largest Boom Capacity 10 t.
    Armament
    two twin 40mm AA gun mounts
    four .50 cal. machine guns
    Fuel Capacities
    Diesel 2,150 Bbls
    Gasoline 2,560 Gals
    Propulsion
    four Cooper Bessemer GSR-8 Diesel-electric engines
    single Fairbanks Morse Main Reduction Gears
    Ship's Service Generators
    two Diesel-drive 200Kw 120V D.C.
    one Diesel-drive 60Kw 120V D.C.
    twin propellers, 3,000shp

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    Cable 25k USS Cable , moored pierside, circa 1944, location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    NAFTS
    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors

    USS Cable (ARS-19)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR. Pond, Harold, USNR6 March 1944 - August 1945
    02LCDR. Strafford, T. H.August 1945 - January 1946
    03LCDR. Beyer, F. W., USNJanuary 1946 - August 1947
    04CHBOSN. Monslee, A. O., USNAugust 1947 - 15 September 1947

    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
    Bangor Public Library - Digital Commons - History of U.S.S. Cable
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    Last Updated 22 August 2014