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USS Antares (AKS-3)
USS Antares (AG-10) (1922 - 1940)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Alpha - Tango - Bravo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (2-7 December 1941, 25 June 1945)
Second Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Defense Service Medal (with Fleet clasp) - American Campaign Medal
Third Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Antares Class Miscellaneous Auxiliary:
Laid down, 3 July 1917, as SS Nedmac, under a United States Shipping Board (USSB) contract at American International Ship Building Corp.
Launched, 30 May 1919
Delivered to the USSB, 26 July 1919
Acquired by the Navy, 14 November 1921
Commissioned USS Antares (AG-10), 23 February 1922 at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA., LCDR. Howard E. Pinkham, USNRF, in command
Reclassified General Stores Ship (AKS-3), 30 November 1940
During World War II USS Antares was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941
||Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 9 May to 18 June 1945
Following World War II USS Antares was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|2 September to 30 November 1945||1 December 1945 to 18 April 1946
Decommissioned, 2 August 1946 at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, CA.
Struck from the Naval Vessel Register, 25 September 1946
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 18 September 1947, to Kaiser and Co.1947
USS Antares earned two battle stars for World War II service
Displacement 9,720 t.(lim)
Beam 54' 2"
Draft 24' 5"
Speed 11.5 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 30 t.
AGS - 6-pdrs (authorized but not installed at time of commissioning)
AKS - two 5"/51 cal dual purpose gun mounts, four 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mounts, eight single 20mm AA gun mounts
Fuel Capacity NSFO 7,340 Bbls
one General Electric Curtis turbine
three Babcock and Wilcox header-type boilers, 215psi 475°
double General Electric Main Reduction Gears
Ship's Service Generators
one turbo-drive 50Kw 120V D.C.
two turbo-drive 60Kw 120V D.C.
single propeller, 2,500shp
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||USS Antares (AG-10) at anchor, date and location unknown.
||USS Antares (AG-10), assisted by Samoset (YT-5) departing Philadelphia Navy Yard, bound for Panama, 1 March 1923.
||USS Antares (AG-10) signed photo, date and location unknown.
||USS Antares (AG-10) postal cover commemorating her fourteen year of commissioned service.
USS Antares (AG-10 / AKS-3)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
|LCDR. Pinkham, Howard E.||23 February 1922 - 8 January 1923|
|CAPT. Pope, Ralph Elton||8 January 1923 - 11 November 1923|
|LCDR. Johnson, Benjamin Kent||11 November 1923 - 1925|
|CAPT. Cook, Harold Earle||2 June 1926 - 8 June 1928|
|CAPT. Jeffers, William Nicholson||8 June 1928 - 13 May 1929|
|CAPT. Soule, Jr., Charles Carroll||13 May 1929 - ?|
|CDR. Pamperin, Lyell St. Louis||13 May 1938 - June 139|
|CDR. DuVal, Jr., Miles Percy.||June 1939 - ?|
|CAPT. Grannis, Lawrence C.||1940 - 1942|
|CDR. Bellingham, Harold Jackson||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
Pearl Harbor Action Report US Naval History and Heritage Command
Last Updated 22 March 2013
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