Allied Warships

USS Pelias (AS 14)

Submarine tender of the Griffin class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine tender
PennantAS 14 
Built bySun Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Chester, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Laid down8 May 1939 
Launched14 Nov 1939 
Commissioned5 Sep 1941 
End service14 Jun 1970 

Acquired by the USN in 1940 and converted to a submarine tender
Commissioned as USS Pelias (AS-14) on 5 September 1941
In commission in reserve on 6 September 1946
Out of service, in reserve on 21 October 1950
Decommissioned on 14 June 1970
Stricken on 1 August 1972
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 1 October 1973


Commands listed for USS Pelias (AS 14)

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1Cdr. William Wakefield, USN5 Sep 19411 Apr 1944 (1)
2T/Cdr. William Alexander Swanston, USN1 Apr 1944

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