Allied Warships

USS Delta (AR 9)

Repair ship of the Delta class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeRepair ship
PennantAR 9 
Built byNewport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. (Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A.) 
Laid down 
Launched2 Apr 1941 
Commissioned16 Jun 1941 
End service 

Commissioned as cargo ship USS Delta (AK-29) on 16 June 1941
Redesignated a repair ship on 1 July 1942 and placed in reduced commission for conversion to a repair ship
Recommissioned and redesignated AR-9 on 3 March 1943
Decommissioned on 5 March 1947
Recommissioned on 1 November 1950
Decommissioned on 1 December 1955
Recommissioned on 31 October 1959
Decommissioned on 20 June 1970
Stricken on 1 October 1977
Sold on 19 July 1983


Commands listed for USS Delta (AR 9)

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1Cdr. Colin de Vere Headlee, USN19 Jun 194113 Apr 1944 (1)
2Cdr. Clarence Floyd Swanson, USN13 Apr 19445 Sep 1945 (1)

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