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.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched27 Nov 1909 
Commissioned1 Oct 1918 
End service17 Jul 1946 
History

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

 

Commands listed for USS Beaver (AS 5)

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CommanderFromTo
1Cdr. William Edward Hilbert, USN16 Dec 19382 Oct 1941
2Cdr. Albert Tilden Sprague, USN2 Oct 19412 Apr 1942
3Marion Netherly Little, USN2 Apr 194228 Jan 1943
4Harry Taylor Chase, USN28 Jan 19433 Apr 1943
5Howard Lionel Clark, USN3 Apr 194323 Apr 1944
6Carl Edward Cullen, USN23 Apr 19442 Oct 1945

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