Allied Warships

USS Otus (AS 20)

Submarine tender

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine tender
Class[No specific class] 
PennantAS 20 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Laid down3 Jun 1940 
Launched2 Nov 1940 
Commissioned19 Mar 1941 
End service20 Aug 1946 

Displacement: 5775 BRT
Length: 420 feet
Complement: 644
Armament: 4 4" AA guns (2x2)
Speed: 15 kts

Acquired by the USN on 1 March 1941 and converted to a submarine tender
Commissioned as USS Otus (AS-20) on 19 March 1941
Reclassified as an internal combustion engine repair ship (ARG-20) on 25 June 1945
Decommissioned on 20 August 1946
Sold on 21 August 1946
Stricken on 25 September 1946


Commands listed for USS Otus (AS 20)

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1Lt.Cdr. Joel Newsom, USN19 Mar 194127 Sep 1943 (1)
2T/Cdr. Lloyd Dallas Follmer, USN27 Sep 1943Jan 1945
3T/Cdr. George Thomas Boldizsar, USNJan 19451 Apr 1946

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