Allied Warships

USS Briareus (AR 12)

Repair ship of the Delta class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeRepair ship
ClassDelta 
PennantAR 12 
Built byNewport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. (Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched14 Feb 1941 
Commissioned15 Nov 1943 
End service 
History

Acquired by the USN on 16 February 1943
Converted to a repair ship and commissioned as USS Briareus (AR-12) on 15 November 1943
Decommissioned on 15 October 1946
Recommissioned on 22 September 1951
Decommissioned on 9 September 1955
Stricken on 1 January 1977
Sold on 19 November 1980

 

Commands listed for USS Briareus (AR 12)

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CommanderFromTo
1Cdr. John Ford Warris, USN15 Nov 194326 Sep 1944 (1)
2Cdr. Clifford Thomas Corbin, USN26 Sep 194411 Aug 1945 (1)
3Charles Wilkes, USN11 Aug 194515 Oct 1946

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