Allied Warships

USS Beaver (AS 5)

Submarine tender

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine tender
Class[No specific class] 
PennantAS 5 
Built byNewport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. (Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A.) 
Laid down 
Launched27 Nov 1909 
Commissioned1 Oct 1918 
End service17 Jul 1946 

Displacement: 4737 BRT
Length: 380 feet
Complement: 291
Armament: 4 5" guns (4x1)
Speed: 16.5 kts
Power: 4500 HP
Engine: reciprocting engine, 1 shaft

Acquired by the USN on 1 July 1917 and converted to a Submarine Tender at Mare Island Navy Yard
Commissioned as USS Beaver 1 October 1918
Designated AS-5 on 17 July 1920
Reclassified as internal combustion engine repair ship (ARG-19) on 25 June 1945
Decommissioned on 17 July 1946


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