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USS Hyperion (AK-107)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Tango - Charlie - Oscar
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (3)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (1)

Crater Class Cargo Ship:
  • Laid down, 17 April 1943, as SS Christopher C. Andrews, a Maritime Commission type (EC2-S-C1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCE hull 1563) at Permanente Metals Corp. Yard No. 1, Richmond, CA.
  • Launched, 30 June 1943
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 10 July 1943
  • Commissioned, USS Hyperion (AK-107), 25 August 1943, LCDR. Charles C. Newman in command
  • During WWII Hyperion was assigned to Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Consolidation of Solomon Islands
    Consolidation of northern Solomon Islands, 14 November to 5 April 1944
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 8 to 27 May 1945
    Leyte operation
    Leyte landings, 29 October to 12 November 1944

  • Decommissioned, 16 November 1945, at Norfolk, VA.
  • Delivered to the Maritime Commission, 17 November 1945, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Lee Hall, VA., name reverted to SS Christopher C. Andrews
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 28 November 1945
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping and removed, 11 August 1961, to Bethlehem Steel, for scrapping at Baltimore, MD., scrapping completed, 24 April 1963
  • USS Hyperion earned three battle stars for World War II service
    Displacement 4,023 t.(lt) 14,550 t.(fl)
    Length 441' 6"
    Beam 56' 11"
    Draft 28' 4"
    Speed 12.5 kts. (trial)
    Officers 16
    Enlisted 190
    Largest Boom Capacity 50 t.
    Cargo Capacity 7,750 DWT
    non-refrigerated 400,000 Cu ft.
    one single 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount
    one single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
    two single 40mm AA gun mounts
    six single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity
    NSFO 7,285 Bbls
    one Joshua-Hendy vertical triple expansion reciprocating steam engine
    two Babcock and Wilcox header-type boilers, 220psi 450°
    Ship's Service Generators
    one turbo-drive 60Kw 120V D.C.
    three recip-drive 20Kw 120V D.C.
    single propeller, 2,500shp

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    Hyperion 26k USS Hyperion (AK-107) moored pierside, date and location unknown. David Nixon

    USS Hyperion (AK-107)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR. Newman, Charles Calvin25 August 1943 - 16 June 1945
    02CDR. Withers, Clarke16 June 1945 - 16 November 1945
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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