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USS Argus (PY 14)
ex-USC&GS Pioneer
ex-USS Argus (PY 14)



Call sign:
Nan - Charlie - Item - Able


Argus served both the U. S. Navy and the Coast and Geodetic Survey


Patrol Yacht:

  • The second Argus was built in 1929 as Haida by Krupp Germaniawerft, Kiel, Germany
  • Acquired by the Navy 25 October 1940
  • Renamed Argus and designated as a Patrol Yacht, PY-14, 14 November 1940
  • Commissioned USS Argus (PY 14), 13 February 1941
  • Decommissioned 17 September 1941 and transferred to the Coast and Geodetic Survey and renamed USC&GS Pioneer
  • Returned to the Navy 16 March 1942
  • Recommissioned USS Argus (PY 14), 18 April 1942 at San Francisco, CA
  • Decommissioned 15 April 1946 at San Francisco
  • Struck from the Navy list 21 May 1946
  • Transferred 30 October 1946 to the Maritime Commission for disposal
  • Sold in 1946 to Egyptian cotton magnete, Murice Ada and renamed Sarina
  • Sold in 1981 to a Greek owner and renamed Rosenkavalier
  • Sold in 1999 and renamed Haida G
  • Renamed Dona Amélia in August 2011
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 859 t.
  • Length 207' 6"
  • Beam 30'
  • Draft 12'
  • Speed 14.5 kts.
  • Complement 59
  • Armament: One 3" mount, four .50 cal. machine guns, one depth charge projector Y-Gun and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 750hp Krupp diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Haida
    Haida 74k c. 1920's
    USS Argus (PY 14)
    Argus 80k
    USC&GS Pioneer
    Argus/Pioneer 23k c. 1941 NOAA History website
    USS Argus (PY 14)
    Argus 80k
    Argus 23k
    Argus 23k
    Argus 23k
    Argus 23k
    Argus 23k
    Argus 23k
    Argus 23k
    Argus 23k
    Argus 23k 27 June 1945
    Invitation to Argus' First Ship's Party
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    Argus 23k
    MY Rosenkavalier
    Argus/Rosenkavalier 23k . .
    Argus/Rosenkavalier 23k
    MY Haida G
    Argus/Haida G 23k . .
    Argus/Haida G 23k
    Argus/Haida G 23k
    Argus/Haida G 23k
    Argus/Haida G 23k
    Argus/Haida G 23k Engine room .
    Argus/Haida G 23k
    Argus/Haida G 23k

    Crew photos from the collection of RdM/2 Warren A. Cabral, Crewmember USS Argus (PY 14)
    Contributed by Todd Cabral

    (If you know the identity of any of these crew members, please send an email with their names)
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    21. 30 October 1944
    Survivors from the SS John A. Johnson being picked up.
    She was torpeoded the day before by the Japanese submarine I-12

    22. 30 October 1944

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    25. 3 November 1944
    Treasure Island, CA
    Offloading survivors

    26. 3 November 1944
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