Allied Warships

USS Proteus (AS 19)

Submarine tender of the Fulton class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine tender
PennantAS 19 
Built byMoore Dry Dock Co. (Oakland, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered30 Dec 1940 
Laid down15 Sep 1941 
Launched12 Nov 1942 
Commissioned31 Jan 1944 
End serviceSep 1992 

Decommissioned in 1959 for conversion to a Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarine Tender
Recommissioned on 8 July 1960
Decommissioned in September 1992
Converted to a Berthing Auxiliary and placed in service in 1994 as Miscellaneous Unclassified IX-518
Placed out of service in September 1999


Commands listed for USS Proteus (AS 19)

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1T/Capt. Robert Wallace Berry, USN31 Jan 194412 Sep 1944 (1)
2T/Capt. Charles Newton Day, USN12 Sep 19444 Sep 1945

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Notable events involving Proteus include:

3 May 1945
USS Crevalle (Cdr. E.H. Steinmetz, USN) ended her 6th war patrol at Guam. She was escorted in by USS SC-1069 (Lt.(jg). C.M. Janicki, USNR). At Guam she was refitted by USS Proteus.

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