Allied Warships

USS Apollo (AS 25)

Submarine tender of the Aegir class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine tender
PennantAS 25 
Built byIngalls Shipbuilding Corp. (Pascagoula, Mississippi, U.S.A.) 
Laid down24 Jun 1943 
Launched6 Nov 1943 
Commissioned29 Sep 1944 
End service12 Feb 1946 

Acquired by the USN on 31 December 1943
Commissioned as USS Apollo (AS-25) on 29 September 1944
Decommissioned on 12 Febtuary 1946
Stricken on 1 July 1963
Sold to be broken up for scrap in 1974


Commands listed for USS Apollo (AS 25)

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1T/Capt. John Chapman McCutchen, USN29 Sep 19442 Jun 1945
2T/Capt. James Thomas Hardin, USN2 Jun 194519 Dec 1945

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Notable events involving Apollo include:

19 Jan 1945
USS Balao (Cdr. M.R. de Arellano, USN) ended her 7th war patrol at Guam. She was escorted in by USS Boyd.

At Guam she was refitted by Submarine Division 282 Relief crew and the USS Apollo. Refit was completed on 3 February 1945. Training was carried out during 8 to 19 February 1945.

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