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USS Amphion (AR-13)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Uniform - Yankee - November
NUYN
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal (2) - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (1-Dominican Republic, 1-Lebanon)



USS Amphion was transferred to Iran and renamed Chah Bahar (A 441)
Amphion Class Repair Ship:
  • Laid down, 20 September 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (C3) hull, under a Maritime Commission contract, at Tampa Bay Shipbuilding Co., Tampa, FL.
  • Launched, 15 Mary 1945
  • Commissioned USS Amphion (AR-13), 30 January 1946, CAPT. Noble W. Abrahams in command
  • Decommissioned, 2 October 1971 and turned over to Iran the same day, renamed Chah Bahar (A 441)
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 March 1977 and sold outright to Iran, 1 March 1977
  • Final Disposition, sunk at her berth in Bandar Abbas, Iran, date unknown, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 7,826 t.(lt) 16,900 t.(lim)
    Length 492'
    Beam 69' 6"
    Draft 27' 6"
    Speed 16.5 kts.
    Complement
    Officers 67
    Enlisted 854
    Largest Boom Capacity 30 t.
    Armament
    two single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mounts
    four single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mounts
    four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacities
    NSFO 16,205 Bbls
    Diesel 3,575 Bbls
    Propulsion
    on Westinghouse Curtiss design steam turbine
    two Foster and Wheeler D-type boilers, 435psi 740°
    double Westinghouse Main Reduction Gears
    Ship's Service Generators
    four turbo-drive 750Kw 450V A.C.
    two turbo-drive 300Kw 120V/240V D.C.
    single propeller, 8,500shp
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    Amphion 119k Amphion (AR-13) fitting out at Tampa Bay Shipbuilding Co., Tampa, FL., 4 January 1946, about two weeks before commissioning on 20 January 1946.
    US National Archives. Photo # unknown, RG-19-LCM, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Robert Hurst
    Amphion 89k Amphion (AR-13) underway during builder's trials near Tampa, FL., 15 January 1946, five days prior to commissioning on 20 January 1946.
    US National Archives. Photo # 80-G-36143, RG-19-LCM, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Robert Hurst
    Amphion 107k USS Amphion (AR-13) underway, date and place unknown. Submitted by Jim Young for
    Sam Waddington, MR2, USS Amphion 1959-1962
    Amphion 29k USS Amphion (AR-13) riding at anchor in the harbor at Kingston, Jamaica, February 1964.
    US Navy photo # NH 96656 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    US Naval Historical Center
    Amphion 105k USS Amphion (AR-13) moored pierside at the "Army Piers" (Norfolk International Terminal), Norfolk, VA. in February 1966. George Mc Leer USS Amphion 1966 - 68, R-4 Div Electronics Repair Shop
    Amphion 127k USS Amphion (AR-13) underway off Hampton Roads, VA., 7 November 1969. The ship has lost her forward 5"/38 gun, and the small deckhouse near the bow has been greatly enlarged.
    US Navy photo # K-79354 from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command.
    Robert Hurst

    Additional Ships Patches and Plaques
    Amphion
    Contributed by Mike Smolinski and
    Bob Roske
    USS Amphion 1968
    Amphion
    Contributed by George Mc Leer
    USS Amphion 1966-68
    R-4 Div Electronic Repair


    For more photos and information about USS Amphion, see;
  • Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
  • Commanding Officers

  • Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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