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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"
Speed 11.5 kts.
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
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.
||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.
||USS Regulus (AK-14) under way, 20 March 1942, in San Francisco Bay,
Navy Yard Mare Island photo.
|Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
||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)
|01||CDR. Doyle, James H., USN (20) ||14 September 1940 - 25 August 1942|
|02||CDR. Kirby-Smith Jr., Edmund, USN (21-B) ||25 August 1942 - 3 June 1943|
|03||LCDR. Johansen, Hartvig Bjorn, USNR||3 June 1943 - December 1945|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
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Last Updated 16 October 2020
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