USS Holland (AS 3)
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Puget Sound Navy Yard (Bremerton, Washington, U.S.A.)|
|Launched||12 Apr 1926|
|Commissioned||1 Jun 1926|
|End service||21 Mar 1947|
Displacement: 8100 BRT
Reclassified as internal combustion engine repair ship, (ARG-18) on 30 August 1945
Commands listed for USS Holland (AS 3)
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and that we only list Commanding Officers for the duration of the Second World War.
|1||William Middleton Quigley, USN||mid 1938||mid 1940|
|2||Cdr. Oberlin Carter Laird, USN||mid 1940||late 1940|
|3||Capt. Walter Edward Doyle, USN||late 1940||9 Jul 1941|
|4||Cdr. Joseph Wesley Gregory, USN||9 Jul 1941||5 Apr 1942|
|5||Cdr. Pearley Earl Pendelton, USN||5 Apr 1942||Oct 1943|
|6||T/Cdr. George Thomas Boldizsar, USN||Oct 1943||Dec 1943|
|7||T/Capt. Joseph Phillip Thew, USN||Dec 1943||Apr 1944|
|8||Carroll Quinn Wright, Jr., USNR||Apr 1944||13 Oct 1945|
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Notable events involving Holland include:
Rendezvous was effected around 1530H/6, in very heavy weather, in position 34°25'S, 108°12'E. Commenced escorting the tanker to Albany.
Around 1030H/9, they arrived at Albany. HMAS Voyager had sustained engine room and weather damage in the rough seas. Repairs were taken in hand by the ships staff with assistance from USS Holland (T/Capt. P.E. Pendelton, USN).
24 Jul 1942
HrMs Tromp (Cdr. J.B. de Meester, RNN) departed Albany as escort for the US submarine tender USS Holland (T/Capt. P.E. Pendelton, USN) and the US submarines USS Seal (Lt.Cdr. K.C. Hurd, USN) and USS Saury (Lt.Cdr. L.S. Mewhinney, USN). (1)
25 Jul 1942
HrMs Tromp (Cdr. J.B. de Meester, RNN), USS Holland (T/Capt. P.E. Pendelton, USN) and the US submarines USS Seal (Lt.Cdr. K.C. Hurd, USN) and USS Saury (Lt.Cdr. L.S. Mewhinney, USN) arrived at Fremantle.
27 Oct 1942
Around 1800H/27, the submarine tender USS Holland (T/Capt. P.E. Pendelton, USN) departed Fremantle for Melbourne. She was escorted by the destroyers HrMs Van Galen (Lt.Cdr. F.T. Burghard, RNethN) and HrMs Tjerk Hiddes (Lt.Cdr. W.J. Kruys, RNethN) until reaching longtitude 125°E.
The destroyers parted company around 1215H/30 and arrived back at Fremantle around 0930H/1. (2)
- File 2.12.03.6850 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- File 2.12.03.1612 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands) + File 2.12.03.2099 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands) + War diary of USS Holland for October 1942