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European-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
|Campaign and Dates||Campaign and Dates|
|North African occupation
Tunisian operations, 19 March to 22 June 1943 and 23 June to 9 July 1943
|Invasion of Southern France, 5 August to 25 September 1944|
Korean War Campaigns
|Campaign and Dates|
|Korean Defense Summer-Fall 1952
10 September to 15 October 1952
Vietnam War Campaigns
|Campaign and Dates|
|Vietnam Summer-Fall 1969
29 June to 27 July 1969
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|USS Delta (AK-29)
|63k||USS Delta (AK-29) arriving at the Cramp Shipbuilding Co., 8 July 1942, for conversion to a repair ship. She operated as a
cargo ship for almost a year and was then placed in commission in ordinary at the Philadelphia Navy Yard before being moved to Cramp's. The Matson Navigation Company's
design for this class of C-3 size cargo ships included a flush deck and seven pairs of kingposts.
US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, Photo # 19-N-31379 a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|USS Delta (AR-9)|
|106k||USS Delta (AR-9) off Crump Shipyard, Philadelphia, PA, 2 March 1943, after conversion to a Repair Ship.
US National Archives photo # 19-N-041743 RG-19-LCM, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo, taken by Crump Shipyard, now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|268k||A painting by the artist Wayne Scarpaci entitled "South Pacific Advanced Base" depicting USS Mississippi (BB-41) in floating drydock USS ABSD-2 in 1944. Next to her is USS Delta (AR-9).||Drawing courtesy of artbywayne.com.|
|28k||USS Delta (AR-9) ,moored pierside, circa 1950, location unknown.
US Navy photo.
|Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.|
|178k||USS Delta (AR-9) underway circa 1950 to1955. Her large crane is clearly visible, as is the nearly complete deck added above
her main deck during her repair ship conversion.
US Navy photo # USN 1045380 from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|354k||USS Delta (AR-9) underway during the 1950s, location unknown. Note the crew appears to be at General Quarters, the gun crews are wearing helmets and life jackets.
US Navy photo from the USS Delta AR 9 Photo Lab.
|292k||USS Delta (AR-9) moored in the harbor at Sasebo, Japan in April 1955 while tending destroyers (inboard to outboard):
USS McDermut (DD-677),
USS Yarnall (DD-541),
USS Tingey (DD-539),
USS Boyd (DD-544), and
USS Horace A. Bass (APD 124)
|Mike Cary for his father James H. Cary SFCM USN Ret. USS Delta|
|45k||USS Delta (AR-9) at anchor, date and location unknown.||Hyperwar US Navy in WWII|
|56k||USS Delta (AR-9) at anchor, date and location unknown.||Hyperwar US Navy in WWII|
|158k||USS Delta (AR-9) underway, circa 1960, probably after recommissioning in 1959. She appears to have lost her 5" gun on the
stern, although she retains her four 3" guns.
US Navy photo # unknown from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|107k||USS Delta (AR-9) underway in 1961, location unknown.
US Navy photo from 1966/67 Edition of "Jane's Fighting Ships"
|70k||USS Delta (AR-9) at Kaohsiung, Taiwan in 1967 with USS Sproston (DD-577) alongside.||Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.|
|42k||USS Delta (AR-9) underway, date and location unknown.||Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.|
|244k||USS Delta (AR-9) underway in April 1969, location unknown.
US Navy photos now in the collections of the National Archives
US National Archives Catalog # USN 1142733 Port side aerial view
US National Archives Catalog # USN 1142734 Port quarter aerial view
US National Archives Catalog # USN 1142735 Port bow aerial view
US National Archives Catalog # USN 1142736 Starboard quarter aerial view
|32k||USS Delta (AR-9) at Sasebo, Japan , circa 1969.||Floyd Farrar SEM2 USS Inflict (MSO 456) February 1950 to August 1962|
|24k||USS Delta (AR-9) at Sasebo, Japan, circa 1969.||Floyd Farrar SEM2 USS Inflict (MSO 456) February 1959 to August 1962|
|196k||USS Delta (AR-9) Welcome Aboard pamphlet cover.||Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.|
|01||CDR. Headlee, Colin DeVere, USN (USNA 1917)||19 June 1941 - 13 April 1944|
|02||CDR. Swanson, Clarence Floyd, USN (USNA 1920)||13 April 1944 - 5 September 1945|
|03||CAPT. Rogers, Edward Brien, USN (USNA 1917)||05.09.1945 26 August 1946|
|04||LCDR. Metzger, John Kurtze, USN||26 August 1946 - 30 March 1947|
|Decommissioned||30 March 1947 - 1 November 1950|
|05||CAPT. Harrison, Charles Edward (Shakey), USN (USNA 1927)||1 November 1950 - September 1952|
|06||CAPT. Weatherwax, Hazlett Paul, USN (USNA 31) :RADM||September 1952 - September 1953|
|07||CAPT. McCornock, Samuel Aldo, USN (USNA 1933)||September 1953 - January 1955|
|08||CAPT. Parsons, George Evald Theodore, USN (USNA 1934)||January 1955 - 1 December 1955|
|Decommissioned||1 December 1956 - 31 October 1959|
|09||CDR. Olson, Carl Elliott, USN (USNA 1942)||31 October 1959 - 1960|
|10||CAPT. Bowers, John Michael, USN (USNA 1938)||1960 - 17 May 1962|
|11||CAPT. McClure, Huston Burns, USN||17 May 1962 - 24 August 1963|
|12||CAPT. Kiefer, Edwin Herman, USN||24 August 1963 - July 1964|
|13||CAPT. Wilbur, Charles Clarence, USN||July 1964 - 1965|
|14||CAPT. Guest Jr., Frank Benjamin, USNR :RADM||1965 - 12 August 1966|
|15||CAPT. Belt, Richard Wheeler, USN (USNA 1943)||12August 1966 - June 1968|
|16||CAPT. Nott, Hugh Good, USN||June 1968 - 1969|
|17||CAPT. Smith Jr., Lloyd Stanford, USN (USNA 1946)||1969 - 23 April 1970|
|18||CDR. Saunders, Wesley Whitin, USN (USNA 1955)||23 April 1970 - 20 June 1970|
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