Allied Warships

USS Greenlet (ASR 10)

Submarine rescue vessel of the Chanticleer class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine rescue vessel
ClassChanticleer 
PennantASR 10 
Built byMoore Shipbuilding and Dry Dock, Co. (Oakland, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered30 Dec 1940 
Laid down15 Oct 1941 
Launched12 Jul 1942 
Commissioned29 May 1943 
End service 
History

Stricken on 1 February 1973 and sold to Turkey the same day being renamed Akin. As of 2006 Akin is still in service.

 

Commands listed for USS Greenlet (ASR 10)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Cdr. Frederick Williams Laing, USN29 May 19432 Jan 1944 (1)
2James Thompson Hodgson, Jr., USN2 Jan 194420 Jun 1945
3Robert Buford Willhoite, USN20 Jun 194515 Feb 1947

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Notable events involving Greenlet include:


01 CDR. Laing, Frederick Williams, USN (30) 29 May 1943 - 2 January 1944 02 LT. Hodgson Jr., James Thompson 2 January 1944 - 20 June 1945 03 LT. Willhoite, Robert Buford 20 June 1945 - 15 February 1947 04 LCDR. Horsman, Donald Glenn 15 February 1947 - 5 September 1948 05 LCDR. Birney, George Russell 5 September 1948 - 10 September 1949 06 LCDR. Fulton, Howard Thomas 10 September 1949 - 21 September 1950 07 LCDR. Des Granges, Miano 21 September 1950 - 5 January 1952 08 LCDR. Griggs III, John Bradford, USN (43) 5 January 1952 - 10 July 1953 09 LT. Ullrich, Howard Clifton 10 July 1953 - 25 August 1955 10 LCDR. Hoover, Clarence Paul 25 August 1955 - 25 January 1958 11 LCDR. Coulbourne, Thomas Edward 25 January 1958 - 30 January 1960 12 LCDR. Hill, Howard Allen 30 January 1960 - 6 July 1963 13 LCDR. Leibold, William Rudolf 6 July 1963 - 14 July 1965 14 LCDR. Clark, Lynn Reginald 14 July 1965 - 29 July 1967 15 CDR. Carry, Allan Harry 29 July 1967 - 9 August 1969 16 LCDR. Delanoy, Billie L. 9 August 1969 - 25 April 1970 17 LT. Trinka, Anton John 25 April 1970 - 12 June 1970 (2)

27 Nov 1944
During 27/28 November 1944, USS Seadragon (Cdr. J.H. Ashley, Jr., USN), conducted exercises off Midway together with USS Greenlet (Lt.Cdr. J.T. Hodgson, Jr., USN). These included night exercises.

20 Apr 1945
USS Bowfin (Cdr. A.K. Tyree, USN) conducted exercises off Guam together with USS Baron (Lt.Cdr. W.M. Dickerson, USNR), USS Greenlet (Lt.Cdr. J.T. Hodgson, Jr., USN) and USS Raby (Lt.Cdr. J.L. Slade, USNR).


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