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|57k||SS Aberdeen Victory, under way, circa June 1944, probably near Portland, OR.||Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.|
|USS Altair (AKS-32)
|265k||USS Altair (AKS-32) underway while conducting an underway replenishment with USS Randolph (CVA-15) during the carrier's 1956-57 Mediterranean deployment.||Paul Gwaltney, on behalf of his father LTjg. William Gwaltney USNR, Ret USS Randolph|
|80k||USS Altair (AKS-32), underway, circa 1959 or later (note the helicopter flight deck on her fantail which was added in 1959) place unknown.
US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, October 1962
|Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.|
|82k||USS Altair (AKS-32) moored at Naples Italy, late-May 1962.||Photo by Jack C. Sofield|
|1305k||USS Altair (AKS-32) moored at Genoa Italy, 13 May 1962, alongside USS Canberra (CAG-2).||Photo by Carlo Martinelli|
|85k||USS Altair (AKS-32) entering a Mediterranean port, date and location unknown.||Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.|
|54k||USS Altair (AKS-32) moored pierside at NOB Norfolk, VA., circa 1963.||Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.|
|72k||USS Altair (AKS-32) underway in the Mediterranean Sea.
US Naval Support Activity, Naples Italy photo from the 16 August 1963 edition of station newspaper "Panorama".
|Michael F Troiano, BM3, USS Altair 1963-65|
|196k||USS Nitro (AE 23) at right conducts an underway replenishment of ammunition with USS Forrestal (CV-59) while USS Altair (AKS-32) at left simultaneously conducts an underway replenishment of general stores.
Tyrrhenian Sea, 8 January 1965. U.S. Navy photo from All Hands magazine, July 1965.
(Thanks to Ken Killmeyer, USS Forrestal Association Historian, who found out where and when the photo had been taken.)
|Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.|
|48k||USS Altair (AKS-32) underway during 1966; from the appearance of her decks and helicopter landing pad, aft, she is ready to commence an underway replenishment. Her "Victory Ship" lines are readily apparent in this aerial oblique view.
US Navy History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 96650
|130k||USS Altair (AKS-32) underway, date and location unknown.||Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.|
|Additional Ships Patches
Contributed by C Wood Halsey & Charles Brecheisen
Contributed by Mike Smolinski
|01||CDR. Largess, George Joseph USN (USNA 1939)||31 January 1952 - 15 January 1953||AK-257|
|Decommissioned||15 January 1953 - 15 December 1953|
|02||CDR. Taylor, Crittenden Battelle, USN (USNA 1930)||15 December 1953 21 March 1955||AKS-32|
|03||CDR. Bailey, Benjamin Franklin, USN (USNA 1932)||21 March 1955 - 18 July 1956||AKS-32|
|04||CAPT. Hughes Jr., William Chrtistopher, USN (USNA 1931) :RADM||18 July 1956 - 6 July 1957||AKS-32|
|05||CAPT. Powell Jr., Edgar Samuel, USN (USNA 1934)||06 July 1957 - 13 March 1958||AKS-32|
|06||CAPT. Noel Jr., John Vavasour, CAPT USN (USNA 1936)||13 March 1958 - 24 June 1959||AKS-32|
|07||CAPT. CAPT. Schumacher, Vincent Edward, USN (USNA 1938)||24 June 1959 - 4 June 1960||AKS-32|
|08||CAPT. Colbert, Richard Gary, USN (USNA 1937) :ADM||4 June 1960 - 21 August 1961||AKS-32|
|09||CAPT. Kuntz, William Edward Jefferson, USN (USNA 1939) :RADM||21 August 1961 - 30 April 1962||AKS-32|
|10||CAPT. Dudley Jr., John Bauman, USN (USNA 1939)||30 April 1962 - 15 May 1963||AKS-32|
|11||CAPT. Nicodemus Jr., Gordon Kirkland, USN||15 May 1963 - 27 February 1964||AKS-32|
|12||CAPT. Midgette, Oliver Fanane, USN (XO, OinC)||27 February 1964 - 9 March 1964||AKS-32|
|13||CAPT. Morton, William Benjamin, USN (USNA 1940)||9 March 1964 - 19 July 1965||AKS-32|
|14||CAPT. Sams, William Ralph, USN||19 July 1965 - 21 July 1966||AKS-32|
|15||CAPT. Hoke Jr., Leonard Anderson, USN (USNA 1944)||21 July 1966 - 9 July 1968||AKS-32|
|16||CAPT. Feely, William Fergus, USN||14 September 1968 - 1 November 1968||AKS-32|
|17||CDR. Vojtek, Thomas Michael, USN||6 November 1968 - 2 May 1969||AKS-32|
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