Allied Warships

USS Prometheus (AR 3)

Repair ship

NavyThe US Navy
TypeRepair ship
Class[No specific class] 
PennantAR 3 
Built byMare Island Navy Yard (Vallejo, California, U.S.A.) 
Laid down18 Oct 1907 
Launched8 Dec 1908 
Commissioned15 Jan 1910 
End service1 Jul 1946 

Displacement: 8940 BRT
Length: 466 feet
Complement: 737
Armament: 2 5" guns (2x1), 4 3" AA guns (4x1), 4 40mm AA (2x2) Speed: 16 kts

Commissioned as USS Ontario (Fleet Collier No. 2) on 15 January 1910
Decommissioned on 7 April 1913 and converted to a repair ship
Recommissioned as repair ship No. 2) on 23 December 1914
Designated AR-3 on 17 July 1920,/br> Decommissioned on 4 October 1924
Recommissioned on 15 May 1942
Decommissioned on 1 July 1946
Stricken on 31 July 1946
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 29 August 1950


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