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U.S.S. TANNER

(AGS-15)

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The USS TANNER (AGS-15), an Artemis-class attack cargo ship, was commissioned on 10 FEB 1945 as the USS PAMINA (AKA-34). USS PAMINA served in the later stages for the war against the Japanese then returned to the US in 1946. On 15 MAY 1946 USS PAMINA was renamed USS TANNER, after Zero Luther Tanner (1835-1936) a US Naval officer and a pioneer in hydrography, and reclassified AGS-15. Over the next twenty three years TANNER surveyed the Caribbean Sea, North Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, Barents Sea, Aegean Sea, South China Sea and the Gulf of Thailand. USS TANNER served her country for 24 years, 5 months and 4 days, until decommissioned on 14 JUL 1969. The hulk of the TANNER was scrapped in 1970.

The USS TANNER (AGS-15) deployment history and significant events of her service career follow:

AGS-15 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JAN1945-Launch Date: 5 JAN 1945
FEB1945-Commissioned: 10 FEB 1945
OCT1946-JUL1948Mexico East Coast
MAY1951-SEP1951Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
MAY1951-OCT1951building of thule greenland may 1951 to august 1951
JUN1951-OCT1951Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
JUL1951-NOV1951Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
JUL1951-NOV1951North Pole
JUL1952-SEP1954Antarctic Circle
JUL1953-SEP1953Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
MAR1955-APR1955Guantanamo Bay
JUN1955-AUG1955Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
MAR1956-OCT1956Mediterranean
JUN1956-OCT1956Mediterranean
MAR1957-SEP1957Mediterranean
OCT1957-SEP1959Mediterranean
SEP1958-JUN1959Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
NOV1958-MAY1959Caribbean
FEB1959-MAY1959March 1959 Bahama Survey
SEP1959-MAY1960Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
OCT1959-JUN1960Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
AUG1960- Shellback Initiation - 16 AUG 1960 - Atlantic Ocean
AUG1960-Shellback Initiation - 16 AUG 1960 - Atlantic Ocean
OCT1960-JUN1961Mediterranean-Indian Ocean
OCT1960-MAY1961Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
NOV1960-Shellback Initiation - 19 NOV 1960 - Atlantic Ocean
AUG1962-JAN1963Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
JUL1963-SEP1963Barents Sea
JAN1965-JAN1965North Atlantic
NOV1965-MAR1966Aegean Sea
SEP1966-FEB1967West Pac-Viet Nam
OCT1966-JAN1968South China Sea
APR1968-Shellback Initiation - 20 APR 1968 - Pacific Ocean
OCT1968-MAY1969micronessia Trust Territory of the Pacific
JUL1969-Decommissioned: 14 JUL 1969

AGS-15 General Specifications

Class: Artemis-class attack cargo ship

Complement: 303 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 7000 tons

Length: 426 feet

Beam: 58 feet

Draft: 16 feet

Final Disposition: Transferred to Maritime Administration for disposal



USS TANNER (AGS-15)



USS Tanner (AGS-15) was originally built as the USS Pamina (AKA-34), an Artemis-class attack cargo ship named after the minor planet 539 Pamina, which in turn was named after a character in Mozart's opera The Magic Flute. However early in the ship's service it was reclassified AGS-15 on 15 May 1946 and renamed Tanner. She served as a commissioned ship for 24 years and 4 months.

[Note: The above USS TANNER (AGS-15) history may, or may not, contain text provided by crew members of the USS TANNER (AGS-15), or by other non-crew members, and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]