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USS Regulus (AK-14)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Alpha - Sierra - Quebec
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Defense Service Medal (with bronze star in lieu of Fleet clasp)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Regulus Class Cargo Ship:
  • Laid down in 1920 as SS Glenora, at Bethlehem Steel Co., Wilmington, DE.
  • Acquired by the US Navy from the War Shipping Board, 7 November 1921
  • Held in reserve for two decades
  • Placed in Ordinary, 31 August 1940
  • Commissioned, USS Regulus (AK-14), 14 December 1940, CDR. James H. Doyle, USN (20), in command.
  • During World War II USS Regulus was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned, 25 March 1946, at San Francisco, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 17 April 1946;
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 1 July 1946
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 10 September 1947, to Kaiser Co., Removed, 29 September 1947
    Displacement 3,590 t.(lt), 10,480 t.(fl)
    Length 391' 9"
    Beam 52' 2"
    Draft 24'
    Speed 11.5 kts.
    Officers 21
    Enlisted 199
    Cargo Capacity 4,900 DWT
    non-refrigerated 273,731 Cu ft.
    Largest Boom Capacity 30 t.
    one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mounts
    four single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity
    NSFO 8,475 Bbls
    one Bethlehem Shipbuilding vertical triple-expansion steam engine
    three Scotch boilers, 200psi Sat°
    two turbo-drive 75Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    single propeller, 2,500shp

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    Regulus is the brightest object in the constellation Leo and one of the brightest stars in the night sky.
    Tommy Trampp
    Regulus 99k Stern view of USS Regulus (AK-14) at Mare Island, 13 March 1942. Regulus was under repairs at Mare Island from 17 January to 20 March 1942. Note the exposed after steering station on her stern.
    Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 1332-3-42, 3/13/42.
    Darryl Baker
    Regulus 50k USS Regulus (AK-14) under way, 20 March 1942, in San Francisco Bay,
    Navy Yard Mare Island photo.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    Regulus 168k USS Regulus (AK-14) under way, date and location unknown.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 78585 courtesy James Russell.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command

    USS Regulus (AK-14)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01CDR. Doyle, James H., USN (20) 14 September 1940 - 25 August 1942
    02CDR. Kirby-Smith Jr., Edmund, USN (21-B) 25 August 1942 - 3 June 1943
    03LCDR. Johansen, Hartvig Bjorn, USNR3 June 1943 - December 1945
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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