Allied Warships

USS Black Hawk (AD 9)

Destroyer tender

USS Black Hawk (AD-9). US Navy photo NH 56398.

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer tender
Class[No specific class] 
PennantAD 9 
Built byWilliam Cramp and Sons (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Laid down 
Launched 1913 
Commissioned15 May 1918 
End service15 Aug 1946 

Displacement: 5690 BRT
Length: 420 feet
Complement: 471
Armament: 4 5" guns, later 4 3" AA guns, 4 40mm AA (2x2), 16 20mm AA (16x1)
Speed: 13 kts
Engine: Reciprocating engine, 1 shaft
Power: 3400 HP

Former merchant Santa Catalina purchased by the USN on 3 December 1917
Decommissioned on 15 August 1946


Commands listed for USS Black Hawk (AD 9)

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1Cdr. Marshall Britt Arnold, USN24 Jul 19385 May 1940
2Cdr. George Latham Harris, USN5 May 194013 Jan 1943
3T/Cdr. Edward Hollister McMenemy, USN13 Jan 194313 May 1944
4T/Cdr. Charles Joseph Marshall, USN13 May 194417 Aug 1945
5Lt.Cdr. Francis Willes Beard, USN17 Aug 194515 Aug 1946

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