Submarine Tenders (AS)

Most recent update: March 29, 2015.


Many auxiliaries were created by converting existing ships; others were built new but starting with an existing design; the balance were both designed and built for their purpose.  In this table, the grey cells identify the second and third categories - the ships that were purpose-built.  There are some gaps in the data, particularly for the conversions: if anyone has any corrections or additions to offer, please send them to me at timcolton@aol.com

Type # Original Name Built by Hull # Ship Type or US Govt. Design US Govt. # Built Converted by Name After Conversion LDT LOA Delivered as an AS Disposition
AS 1 Niagara/Fulton Fore River SB 206           1,308 226 2-Dec-14 Scrapped 1934
AS 2 Bushnell Seattle Drydock 78           4,550 350 24-Nov-15 Sumner (AG 32) 1940, AGS 5 1943, scrapped 1948
AS 3 Holland Puget Sound NSY             8,100 513 1-Jun-26 ARC 18 1945, scrapped 1953
AS 4 Alert John Roach & Son   Gunboat   1875   Alert 1,200 200 1912 Scrapped 1922
AS 5 Beaver Newport News SB 126 Passenger   1910 Mare Island NSY Beaver 4,737 380 1918 ARC 19 1945, scrapped 1952
AS 6 Kiel/Camden Flensburger Werft (Ger)   Cargo Liner   1917 Philadelphia NSY Camden 6,075 441 1918 Barracks ship (IX 42) 1940, sold 1946
AS 7 Norse King/Rainbow James Laing (U.K.)   Cargo Liner   1901 Mare Island NSY Rainbow 4,360 352 1918 Scrapped 1928
AS 8 Saxonia/Savannah Flensburger Werft (Ger)   Cargo Liner   1899 Puget Sound NSY Savannah 10,800 414 1917 Sold 1934, scrapped 1954
AS 9 Santa Leonora New York Ship 198 Psgr./Cargo   1919   Canopus 6,000 374 1922 Scuttled off Bataan 1942
AS 10 Argonne A.I.S.C. 673 Transport AP 4 1920   Argonne 8,400 448 1924 AG 31 1940, scrapped 1950
AS 11 Fulton Mare Island NSY             9,250 530 12-Sep-41 Scrapped 1995
AS 12 Sperry Mare Island NSY             9,250 530 1-May-42 Scrapped 2011
AS 13 Mormacpenn Sun SB 182 C3 MC 44 1940 Todd Brooklyn Griffin 8,613 492 31-Jul-41 Scrapped 1973
AS 14 Mormacyork Sun SB 183 C3 MC 45 1940 Beth Brooklyn Pelias 8,613 492 5-Sep-41 Scrapped 1973
AS 15 Bushnell Mare Island NSY             9,750 530 10-Apr-43 Sunk as target 1983
AS 16 Howard W. Gilmore Mare Island NSY             9,750 530 24-May-44 Scrapped 2006
AS 17 Nereus Mare Island NSY             9,750 530 12-Feb-45 Scrapped 2012
AS 18 Orion Moore Dry Dock 212           9,750 530 30-Sep-43 Scrapped 2006
AS 19 Proteus Moore Dry Dock 213           9,750 530 31-Jan-44 Barracks ship (IX 518) 1994, scrapped 2007
AS 20 Fred Morris Federal Kearny 175 C1-B MC 70 1940 Federal Kearny Otus 9,225 418 19-Mar-41 ARG 20 1945, scrapped 1970
AS 21 Saint John Newport News SB 350 Passenger   1932   Antaeus 8,350 403 17-May-41 AG 67 1943, Rescue (AH 18) 1945, scrapped 1958
AS 22 Hawaiian Merchant Federal Kearny 187 C3-S-A2 MC 187 1942 Federal Kearny Euryale 8,280 492 2-Dec-43 Scrapped 1972
AS 23 Aegir Ingalls Pascagoula 400 C3-S-A2 MC 856 1943 Todd Brooklyn Aegir 8,280 492 8-Sep-44 Scrapped 1972
AS 24 Anthedon Ingalls Pascagoula 402 C3-S-A2 MC 858 1943 Todd Brooklyn Anthedon 8,280 492 15-Sep-44 To Turkey 1969 as Donathan (A 583), scrapped
AS 25 Apollo Ingalls Pascagoula 404 C3-S-A2 MC 860 1943 Atlantic Basin IW Apollo 8,280 492 29-Sep-44 Scrapped 1974
AS 26 Clytie Ingalls Pascagoula 405 C3-S-A2 MC 861 1943 Beth Hoboken Clytie 8,280 492 18-Jan-45 Scrapped 1971
AS 27                       Cancelled
AS 28                       Cancelled
AS 29                       Cancelled
AS 30                       Cancelled
AS 31 Hunley Newport News SB 550           12,850 600 16-Jun-62 Scrapped 2007
AS 32 Holland Ingalls Pascagoula 1085           12,850 600 30-Aug-63 Scrapped 2013
AS 33 Simon Lake Puget Sound NSY             12,850 600 7-Nov-64 Struck 2006
AS 34 Canopus Ingalls Pascagoula 1110           14,300 645 25-Oct-65 Scrapped 2003
AS 35                 14,300 645   Cancelled
AS 36 L. Y. Spear GD Quincy 9           14,300 645 11-Feb-70 Scrapped 2010
AS 37 Dixon GD Quincy 10           14,300 645 7-May-71 Sunk as target 2003
AS 38                 14,300 645   Cancelled
AS 39 Emory S. Land Lockheed SB 144           14,300 645 7-Jul-79 Active
AS 40 Frank Cable Lockheed SB 145           14,300 645 5-Feb-80 Active
AS 41 McKee Lockheed SB 146           14,300 645 27-Jul-81 Struck 2006