Allied Warships

USS Penguin (ASR 12)

Submarine rescue vessel of the Penguin class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine rescue vessel
PennantASR 12 
Built byCharleston Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. (Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.A.) 
Laid down9 Feb 1943 
Launched20 Jul 1943 
Commissioned29 May 1944 
End service 

Ordered and laid down as fleet tug USS Chetco (AT-99)
Redesignated and renamed submarine rescue ship USS Penguin (ASR-12) on 23 September 1943


Commands listed for USS Penguin (ASR 12)

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1Lt. Cmdr. George Waugh Albin, Jr., USNR29 May 1944???

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Notable events involving Penguin include:

2 Jan 1945
HrMs O 21 (Lt. F.J. Kroessen, RNN) conducted attack exercises off New London, Connecticut, U.S.A. with USS Penguin (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Albin, USNR). (1)


  1. File (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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