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Courtesy Randy Guttery

USS Aegir (AS-23)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Whiskey - Foxtrot - Xray
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic- Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Aegir Class Submarine Tender:
  • Laid down, 31 March 1943, as a Maritime Commission, type (C3-S-A2) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 856) at Ingalls Shipbuilding Co., Pascagoula, MS.
  • Launched, 15 September 1943
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 20 November 1943 and placed in temporary commission for passage to her conversion yard
  • Decommissioned, 3 December 1943 and turned over to Todd Ship Yards Corp., Brooklyn, N.Y. for conversion to a Submarine Tender
  • Recommissioned USS Aegir (AS-23), 8 September 1944, CDR. A. L. Prosser in command
  • During World War II USS Aegir was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned, 18 October 1946, and placed in reserve at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 June 1971
  • Transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) for disposal
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 16 May 1972 to the National Metal & Steel Co., Terminal Island, CA.
    Displacement 16,500 t.(fl)
    Length 492' 6"
    Beam 69' 6"
    Draft 27'
    Speed 18.4 kts.
    Officers - 82
    Enlisted - 1378
    Largest Boom Capacity 30 t.
    one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
    four single 3"/50 cal guns
    two twin 40mm AA gun mounts
    twenty 20mm AA guns
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel oil 20,300 Bbls
    one Westinghouse geared turbine
    two Foster and Wheeler D-type boilers, 465psi 765°
    double Westinghouse Main Reduction Gear
    four turbo-drive Ship's Service Generators 300Kw 120V/240V D.C.
    single propeller, 8,500shp

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    Aegir - Ægir (anglicised as Aegir; Old Norse 'sea'), is a jötunn and a personification of the sea in Norse mythology. In the Old Norse record, Ægir hosts the gods in his halls and is associated with brewing ale. Ægir is attested as married to a goddess, Rán, who also personifies the sea, and together the two produced daughters who personify waves, the Nine Daughters of Ægir and Rán, and Ægir's son is Snær, personified snow.
    Photo - J. P. Molin's fountain relief featuring Ægir and his nine daughters, Stockholm, Sweden. CC BY-SA 3.0 Hedning via Wikimedia Commons
    Tommy Trampp
    Aegir 79k USS Aegir (AS-23) undergoing sea trials.
    Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp., photo
    Courtesy Randy Guttery
    Tendertales Web Site
    Aegir 189k USS Aegir (AS-23) underway off the East Coast of the United States, September 1944.
    US National Archives photo # 19-N-71738, RG-19 LCM, a US navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Robert Hurst
    403k USS Aegir (AS-23) underway off the east coast of the United States, September 1944.
    US Navy photo NAVAIR 282455
    Darryl Baker
    Pelias 220k Overhead view of, from front to back,
    USS Griffin (AS-13),
    USS Euryale (AS-22),
    USS Aegir (AS-23), and
    USS Pelias (AS-14)
    moored in the Reserve Fleet, at Mare Island Navy Shipyard, Vallejo, CA. with 52 mothballed World War II submarines, circa 1946
    Darryl Baker

    USS Aegir (AS-23)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Commanding Officers
    01CAPT. Prosser, Albert Laurence08 September 1944 - 12 April 1945
    02CAPT. Boyd, John Moore12 April 1945 -?
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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