Allied Warships

USS Canopus (AS 9)

Submarine tender

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine tender
Class[No specific class] 
PennantAS 9 
Built byNew York Shipbuilding Corp. (Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Laid down7 Mar 1918 
Launched19 Dec 1918 
Commissioned24 Jan 1922 
Lost10 Apr 1942 

Displacement: 5975 BRT
Length: 374 feet
Complement: 314
Armament: 2 5" guns (2x1), 4 3" AA guns (4x1)
Speed: 12 kts

Acquired by the USN for conversion to a submarine tender on 22 November 1921
Commissioned as USS Canopus (AS-9) on 24 January 1922
USS Canopus (Cdr. Earl LeRoy Sackett) was scuttled off Bataan, Philppines on 10 April 1942


Commands listed for USS Canopus (AS 9)

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1Lt.Cdr. Philip Raymond Kinney, USNmid 1939Feb 1940
2Cdr. Earl LeRoy Sackett, USNFeb 194010 Apr 1942

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