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Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
|North African occupation
Algeria-Morocco landings, 8 to 11 November 1942
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 to 7 April 1945
|Sicilian occupation, 9 to 15 July 1943|
|Salerno landings, 9 to 21 September 1943|
|Invasion of Southern France
Golfe de St. Tropez landing, 15 August to 25 September 1944
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|USS Procyon (AK-19)
|87k||Stern view of USS Procyon (AK-19) off Mare Island Navy Yard, 7 November 1941.
Mare Island Navy Yard photo # 2972-11-41, 11/7/41.
|80k||Aft starboard quarter view of USS Procyon (AK-19) departing Mare, 11 August 1942. Procyon was under repair at Mare Island from 4 July to 11 August 1942. Note, Procyon was built with standard merchant ship kingpost pairs and did not receive the centreline kingposts that were added to her later sisters.
Mare Island Navy Yard photo # 4763-8-42, 8/11/42.
|USS Procyon (AKA-2)
|82k||USS Procyon (AKA-2) probably in Hampton Roads, 10 May 1943. Note the addition of a large radar mast forward of the stack,
as well as elevated 20mm gun platforms near the tubs for her four 3-inch guns at each end. She appears to be carrying most of her boats. Unlike her later sisters,
she has no landing craft davits outboard of the bridge.
US National Archives RG-19-LCM, photo No. BuAer 66345.
US Navy Bureau of Aeronautics photo and text from "US Amphibious Ships and Craft", by Norman Friedman.
|90k||USS Procyon (AKA-2), circa 1943, when she was carrying up to seven LCM(3)s stowed athwartship (there was space for another alongside of the boat aft), at least five of them with LCVPs nested inside, plus a pair of LCVPs stowed fore-and-aft between her superstructure and her after kingposts, and davits (for LCVPs) on her deckhouse. All boats were handled by booms, the kingposts having been reinforced to support 30-ton booms to handle LCMs.
US Navy photo from "US Amphibious Ships and Craft", by Norman Friedman.
|56k||Overhead view of USS Procyon (AKA-2) at anchor, date and location unknown.||Hyperwar US Navy in World War II|
|30k||USS Procyon (AKA-2) at anchor, 10 May 1943, location unknown.
US Navy photo.
|77k||USS Procyon (AKA-2) in San Francisco Bay in late 1945 or early 1946. The ship was refitted in circa 1944 with two quadruped
masts, and her armament was modified again, the four 3-inch guns being replaced by two 40mm twins and the 20mm guns being redistributed. Procyon was the
only ship of the class so configured.
US Navy photo # 80-G-48207 from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|01||CDR. Padgett Jr., Lemuel Phillips USN ;RADM||8 August 1941 - 4 January 1943||AK-19|
|02||CDR. Hartt, Beverly Armistead USN||4 January 1943 - 23 February 1944||AK-19|
|03||CAPT. Cullins Jr., Thomas Oliver USN||23 February 1944 - 6 February 1945||AKA-2|
|04||CDR. Minckler, Campbell Harris USN||6 February 1945 - ?||AKA-2|
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