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|Campaign and Dates||Campaign and Dates|
|Pearl Harbor - Midway
Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941
|Western Caroline Islands operation
Capture and occupation of southern Palau Islands, 6 September to 14 October 1944
Capture and occupation of Saipan, 25 to 31 July 1944
Capture and occupation of Guam, 1 to 15 August 1944
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 13 to 14 June 1945
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To find the star Vega in the constellation Lyra, look directly overhead. North lies at the top of the sky map. (Image credit: Starry Night Software)
|41k||USS Vega (AK-17) mooring at New York Navy Yard during the 1920s with the help of a commercial tug.
US Navy photo
|US Naval Historical Center|
|72k||USS Vega (AK-17) moored pierside, date and location unknown.||Jon Burdett|
|155k||USS Vega (AK-17) moored pierside at Brooklyn Navy Yard, 11 April 1929. Note that her bridge structure is topped by a
partially enclosed conning position with a probable deckhouse behind it.
US Naval History and Heritage Command. Photo # NH 753, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|43k||USS Vega (AK-17) moored pierside, circa 1937, location unknown.||Robert Hurst|
|142k||USS Vega (AK-17) probably in the late 1930s. The Navy has expanded the bridge structure but the rest of the ship is little altered from its original Hog Island Type A design.
Photo courtesy Shipscribe.com
|128k||USS Vega (AK-17) moored pierside, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo.
Battleship Iowa Pacific Battleship Center
|107k||USS Vega (AK-17) near Mare Island Navy Yard, 2 February 1942, after installation of armament. Her four 3" guns have been
grouped on a raised deck after the bridge and the hatch there and the kingposts that served it have been removed. The gun positions carry 3"/23 guns pending
availability of 3"/50 guns, which were back-fitted later in 1942.
US National Archives, RG-19 textual files, item S-22 (inclining experiments), Photo # Unknown, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|41k||USS Vega (AK-17) underway, 8 September 1942.
US Navy photo
|Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.|
|130k||USS Vega (AK-17) at the Ames Terminal, Seattle, Washington, 5 January 1944, after change of armament. Her armament has been
modified along the same lines as that of USS Capella (AK-13), including a 5"/38 gun on the stern.
US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, Photo # 19-N-57176 a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|313k||Supplies for the US Army Air Corps, 41st Bomb Group,
are transferred from the hold of USS Vega (AK-17), to a LCM (Landing Craft Mechanized) which will take the supplies ashore at Okinawa, Ryukyu Retto, 7 June 1945.
US National Archives Identifier 193706914, a Department of the Air Force photo.
|01||LT. Newman, William Garnet, USNRF||21 December 1921 - 17 September 1923|
|02||CDR Stewart, Lehigh Morrison||17 September 1923 - 12 November 1925|
|03||CDR Bowdey, George Hall||12 November 1925 - 1926|
|04||CDR Kidd Sr., Isaac Campbell, USN :RADM||5 May 1925 - 29 June 1926|
|05||CDR. Bogart, Isaac Crabell||29 June 1926 - 1928|
|06||CDR. Robinson, Francis Martin||1928 - 4 May 1929|
|07||CDR. Landon, John Jackson||4 May 1929 - 20 May 1931|
|08||CDR. Krakow, Carl Christian||20 May 1931 - 7 June 1933|
|09||CDR. Smith Jr., William Robinson||7 June 1933 - 2 June 1934|
|10||CDR. Flynn, Cornelius William||2 June 1934 - 15 June 1938|
|12||CDR. Eason, Curry Ester||15 June 1938 - 22 April 1940|
|13||CDR. Vetter, John Peter||22 April 1940 - 23 March 1941|
|14||LCDR. Smith, Arthur Chester, USN (USNA 1934)||23 March 1941 - 21 June 1941|
|15||CDR. Vetter, John Peter||21 June 1941 - 1 December 1941|
|16||CDR. Forster, K. L.||1 December 1941 - ?|
|17||LCDR. Dell, William B.||2 January 1944 - 22 December 1943|
|19||LCDR. Rice, Frederic C.||7 October 1944 - 28 March 1945|
|20||LCDR. Branan, Virgil C., USNR||28 March 1945 - 18 April 1945|
|21||LCDR. Burling, Donald Oscar||18 April 1945 - 1945|
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