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USS Regulus (AF 57) on 8 December 1955. She had two more 3"/50 mounts on the bow.
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Class: DENEBOLA (AF 56, VC2-S-AP3)
Design: MC VC2-S-AP3
Displacement (tons): #,###
Dimensions (feet): ###.#' x ##.#' x ##.#'
Original Armament: 4-5"/38
Later armaments: 4-5"/38
Complement: ###
Speed (kts.): ##.#
Propulsion (HP): #,###
Machinery: turbines, # screw

Construction:
AFNameAcqBuilderKeelLaunchComm/Svc
56DENEBOLA3 May 1952Oregon SB2 May 194410 Jun 194420 Jan 1954
57REGULUS5 May 1952Oregon SB29 Apr 19447 Jun 19443 Feb 1954
63ASTERION7 Nov 1961California SB10 Jun 194427 Jul 1944Sep 1962
64PERSEUS7 Nov 1961Oregon SB30 Mar 194511 May 1945Sep 1962

Disposition:
AFNameTDecom/CustStrikeDisposalFateMA Sale/Depart
56DENEBOLA30 Apr 197630 Apr 197617 Nov 1976MA/S--
57REGULUS10 Sep 197110 Sep 19716 Aug 1971Lost--
63ASTERIONT8 Jun 1973/C15 Jun 197331 Aug 1973MA/S--
64PERSEUSTJun 1973/C15 Jun 197331 Aug 1973MA/S--

Class Notes:
ASTERION and PERSEUS went to MSC RRF (MA temporary custody in MSC ready status) between 2 April (8 June for ASTERION) and 15 June 1973. DENEBOLA and REGULUS had their after guns replaced by a flight deck.

Ship Notes:
AFNameMCVNotes
56DENEBOLA113FY 1952. Ex HIBBING VICTORY (completed 30 Jun 1944). Converted by Todd, Brooklyn. Title to Navy 31 May 1956.[NVR: Navy sale 1 Dec 1976 to "schools, organizations and private enterprises"]
57REGULUS112FY 1952. Ex ESCANABA VICTORY (completed 29 Jun 1944). Converted by Todd, Brooklyn. Title to Navy 31 May 1956. Blown ashore in a typhoon at Hong Kong and broken in half, BU in place.[NVR loss date 1 Aug 1971]
63ASTERION41FY 1962. Ex ARCADIA VICTORY (completed 3 Sep 1944). On list 4 Dec 1961. Converted by Willamette, Portland. Completed last voyage at Yokohama 8 Jun 1973.
64PERSEUS683FY 1962. Ex UNION VICTORY (completed 8 Jun 1945). On list 4 Dec 1961. Converted by Willamette, Portland. [To MA custody 17 Aug 1973?]

Page Notes:
Compiled: 22 Jul 2021
© Stephen S. Roberts, 2021
Sources: DB, Maroon, NVR, VSC, PHS