Allied Warships

USS Chain (ARS 20)

Salvage vessel of the Diver class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSalvage vessel
PennantARS 20 
Built byBasalt Rock Co. (Napa, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered14 Mar 1942 
Laid down 
Launched3 Apr 1943 
Commissioned31 Mar 1944 
End service9 Nov 1946 

Decommissioned on 9 November 1946
Assigned to the Military Sea Transportation Service in 1958, Commissioned and reclassified as oceanographic research ship USNS Chain (T-AGOR-17)
Stricken on 30 December 1977
Scrapped in June 1979


Commands listed for USS Chain (ARS 20)

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1Lt.Cdr. Flave J George, Jr., USNR31 Mar 1944??? (1)

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