USS Chanticleer (ASR 7)
Submarine rescue vessel of the Chanticleer class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Type||Submarine rescue vessel|
|Built by||Moore Shipbuilding and Dry Dock, Co. (Oakland, California, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||30 Dec 1940|
|Laid down||15 Sep 1941|
|Launched||29 May 1942|
|Commissioned||20 Nov 1942|
Stricken on 1 June 1973
Commands listed for USS Chanticleer (ASR 7)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Richard Ellington Hawes, USN||20 Nov 1942||??? (1)|
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Notable events involving Chanticleer include:
13 Mar 1944
Around 1345H/13, the submarine tenders USS Orion (T/Capt. C.S. Isgrig, USN) and USS Pelias (T/Capt. W. Wakefield, USN) departed Albany to return to Fremantle. They were escorted by the light cruiser HMAS Adelaide (A/Capt. J.C.D. Esdaile, OBE, RAN). The submarine rescue vessel USS Chanticleer (T/Cdr. R.E. Hawes, USN) was also with them.
They arrived at Fremantle around 1000H/16. (2)
4 Oct 1944
During 4 and 5 October 1944, HMS Sirdar (Lt. J.A. Spender, RN) and HMS Tantivy (Lt. P.S. May, RN), conducted exercises off Fremantle. These included night exercises. Convoy attack exercises were carried out on USS Chanticleer (L.L. Tyndall, USN), HMAS Ipswich (T/Lt. R.H. Creasey, RANR(S)) and HMAS Warrnambool (Lt.Cdr.(Emgy.) E.J.B. Wight, RAN). (3)
- Report of proceedings of HMAS Adelaide for March 1944
- ADM 173/18789
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.