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|Campaign and Dates||Campaign and Dates|
|Iwo Jima operation
Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 19 February to 8 March 1945
|3d Fleet operations against Japan, 10 to 25 July 1945|
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 26 March to 30 June 1945
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|205k||Miss Constance Taffinder christening the seaplane tender Hamlin (AV-15), 11 January 1944. She was the daughter of Rear Admiral S. A. Taffinder, Commandant of the 13th Naval District.||Dale Hargrave|
|148k||Launching of seaplane tender Hamlin (AV-15), 11 January 1944, at Todd Pacific Shipyards, Inc., Tacoma, WA.
U.S. Navy Bureau of Ships photo # 19-NN-AV-15-348 from the collections of the US National Archives, Identifier # 7577345 and
U.S. Navy Bureau of Ships photo # 19-NN-AV-15-347. from the collections of the US National Archives Identifier # 7577344.
|94k||USS Hamlin (AV-15) at anchor, 13 February 1945, in Tanapag Harbor, Saipan. Hamlin is painted in Measure 32/8Ax
US National Archives Photo # RG-80-G-306648, (taken from USS Chandeleur (AV-10)). A US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|142k||USS Hamlin (AV-15) at anchor in Ulithi Harbor, Carolines, circa October-December 1944.
US National Archives Photo # 80-G-K-2587, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
|US Naval History and Heritage Command|
|238k||USS Hamlin (AV-15) R Div, date unknown.||Bill Lewis|
|Commanding Officers||01||CAPT. McLean, Gordon Alexander, USN (USNA 1926) :RADM||26 June 1944 to December 1945|
|02||CDR. McKeel, William C., USNR||December 1945 to March 1946|
|03||CAPT. Shafer, David William, USN (USNA 1927)||March 1946 - 18 January 1947|
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