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|USS Amphion (AR-13)
Amphion was a legendary king of Thebes in Greek mythology. A son of Zeus, Amphion would initially rule Thebes alongside his twin brother Zethus, but more famously, Amphion was married to Niobe, and was thus father of the Niobids
|119k||Amphion (AR-13) fitting out at Tampa Bay Shipbuilding Co., Tampa, FL., 4 January 1946, about two weeks before commissioning on 20 January 1946.
US National Archives. Photo # unknown, RG-19-LCM, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
|89k||Amphion (AR-13) under way during builder's trials near Tampa, FL., 15 January 1946, five days prior to commissioning on 20 January 1946.
US National Archives. Photo # 80-G-36143, RG-19-LCM, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
|107k||USS Amphion (AR-13) underway, date and location unknown.||Submitted by Jim Young for
Sam Waddington, MR2, USS Amphion 1959-1962
|99k||USS Amphion (AR-13) underway, circa 1960s, location unknown.
U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 107755
|29k||USS Amphion (AR-13) riding at anchor in the harbor at Kingston, Jamaica, February 1964.
US Navy photo # NH 96656 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
|US Naval Historical Center|
|105k||USS Amphion (AR-13) moored pierside at the "Army Piers" (Norfolk International Terminal), Norfolk, VA. in February 1966.||George Mc Leer USS Amphion 1966 - 68, R-4 Div Electronics Repair Shop|
|127k||USS Amphion (AR-13) underway off Hampton Roads, VA., 7 November 1969. The ship has lost her forward 5"/38 gun, and the small deckhouse near the bow has been greatly enlarged.
US Navy photo # K-79354 from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command.
|85k||USS Amphion (AR-13) underway, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo.
|Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.|
|286k||USS Amphion (AR-13) underway off Norfolk, VA., date unknown.
|Additional Ships Patches and Plaques
Contributed by Mike Smolinski and
USS Amphion 1968
Contributed by George Mc Leer
USS Amphion 1966-68
R-4 Div Electronic Repair
|01||CAPT. Abrahams, Nobel Wayne, USN (USNA 1924)||30 January 1946 - August 1947|
|02||CAPT. O'Brien, William John, USN (USNA 1925)||August 1947 - September 1948|
|03||CAPT. Mackerracher, Robert Archibald, USN (USNA 1923)||September 1948 - June 1949|
|04||CAPT. Kime, Frederick Donald, USN (USNA 1921A)||June 1949 - July 1950|
|05||CAPT. McMillian, Douthey Gear, USN (USNA 1926)||July 1950 - October 1951|
|06||CAPT. Johnson, Francis Joseph, USN (USNA 1929)||October 1951 - July 1952|
|07||CAPT. Peters Jr., Francis Marion, USN (USNA 1931)||July 1952 - August 1953|
|08||CAPT. Blaisdell, Norman Earl (Toots), USN (USNA 1932)||August 1953 - July 1954|
|09||CAPT. Esslinger, Robert John, USN (USNA 1930)||July 1954 - January 1956|
|10||CAPT. Lucas, Albert Davis, USN (USNA 1929)||January 1956 - 30 January 1957|
|11||CAPT. Morland, John Benjamin, USN (USNA 1934)||30 January 1957 - April 1958|
|12||CAPT. Philips, Robert Alonzo, USN (USNA 1935)||April 1958 - June 1959|
|13||CAPT. Miller, Herman Edward, USN (USNA 1938)||June 1959 - July 1960|
|14||CAPT. Rommel, Jr., Herbert Fox, USN||July 1960 - August 1961|
|15||CAPT. Richardson, George Floyd, USN (USNA 1938)||August 1961 - April 1962|
|16||CAPT. Crawford, Jr., John William, USN||April 1962 - 15 July 1963|
|17||CAPT. Reed, Dale Calvin, USN (USNA 1942)||15 July 1963 - August 1964|
|18||CAPT. Shaw, Claude Bufford, USN (USNA 1942)||August 1964 - June 1965|
|19||CAPT. Hydinger, Marlin Claude, USN||June 1965 - 15 July 1966|
|20||CAPT. Wilson, Walter Kenneth, USN (USNA 1943)||15 July 1966 - 25 May 1968|
|21||CAPT. Thompson, Bruce Robert, USN||25 May 1968 - September 1969|
|22||CAPT. Thomson, Alexander Dingwall, USN (USNA 1949)||September 1969 - 7 June 1971|
|23||CDR. Rivers, John Bentley, USN||7 June 1971 - 2 October 1971|
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