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


Commands listed for USS Beaver (AS 5)

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

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