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USS Clytie (AS-26)
USS Clytie exiting Fremantle Harbor 1944
Career (USA)
Name: USS Clytie (AS-26)
Namesake: Clytie
Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding
Launched: 26 November 1943
Acquired: 26 February 1944
Commissioned: 18 January 1945
Decommissioned: 5 October 1946
General characteristics
Class & type: Aegir-class submarine tender
Displacement: 7,150 tons
Length: 492 ft (150 m)
Beam: 69 ft 6 in (21.18 m)
Draft: 23 ft (7.0 m)
Speed: 18 knots
Complement: 1,460
Armament: 1 x 5", 4 x 3"

USS Clytie (AS-26) was an Aegir class submarine tender in the United States Navy.

She was launched 26 November 1943 by Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi, under a Maritime Commission contract. Clytie was sponsored by Mrs. C. H. Leavitt and transferred to the Navy 26 February 1944. She was converted at Bethlehem Steel in Hoboken, New Jersey and commissioned 18 January 1945 with Commander C. H. Walker in command.

Clytie sailed from New London 21 February 1945 for Brisbane, and Fremantle, Australia, where she tended submarines of the 7th Fleet from 4 April to 13 September. Returning to New London 17 October, Clytie remained there except for a brief overhaul at Philadelphia until placed out of commission in reserve 5 October 1946.

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