Allied Warships

USS Chanticleer (ASR 7)

Submarine rescue vessel of the Chanticleer class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine rescue vessel
PennantASR 7 
Built byMoore Shipbuilding and Dry Dock, Co. (Oakland, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered30 Dec 1940 
Laid down15 Sep 1941 
Launched29 May 1942 
Commissioned20 Nov 1942 
End service 

Stricken on 1 June 1973
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 1 June 1974


Commands listed for USS Chanticleer (ASR 7)

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1Lt.Cdr. Richard Ellington Hawes, USN20 Nov 1942??? (1)

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Notable events involving Chanticleer include:

16 Jan 1944
On 16 and 17 January 1944, USS Billfish (Cdr. V.C. Turner, USN), conducted exercises off Fremantle together with USS Chanticleer (Cdr. R.E. Hawes, USN).

13 Mar 1944
Around 1345H/13, the submarine tenders USS Orion (T/Capt. C.S. Isgrig, USN) and USS Pelias (T/Capt. W. Wakefield, USN) departed Albany to return to Fremantle. They were escorted by the light cruiser HMAS Adelaide (A/Capt. J.C.D. Esdaile, OBE, RAN). The submarine rescue vessel USS Chanticleer (T/Cdr. R.E. Hawes, USN) was also with them.

They arrived at Fremantle around 1000H/16. (2)

4 Oct 1944
During 4 and 5 October 1944, HMS Sirdar (Lt. J.A. Spender, RN) and HMS Tantivy (Lt. P.S. May, RN), conducted exercises off Fremantle. These included night exercises. Convoy attack exercises were carried out on USS Chanticleer (L.L. Tyndall, USN), HMAS Ipswich (T/Lt. R.H. Creasey, RANR(S)) and HMAS Warrnambool (Lt.Cdr.(Emgy.) E.J.B. Wight, RAN). (3)


  2. Report of proceedings of HMAS Adelaide for March 1944
  3. ADM 173/18789

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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