Here’s your chance to own an important piece of US NAVAL HISTORY. This is an original solid brass plaque from the USS FULTON (AS-11) SUBMARINE TENDER. Approximately 5.75 Inches in diameter and. I Specialize In Antiques Of All Types. Thank You For Looking. USS Fulton (AS-11) History United States Name USS Fulton Namesake Robert Fulton Builder Mare Island Navy Yard Launched 27 December 1940 Commissioned 12 September 1941 Honors and awards 1 battle star for World War II service 2 Navy Meritorious Unit Commendations 2 awards of the Navy “E” Class and type Fulton-class submarine tender USS Fulton (AS-11) was the leader of her class of seven submarine tenders,  launched on 27 December 1940 by Mare Island Navy Yard and sponsored by Mrs. Sutcliffe, great-granddaughter of Robert Fulton. Fulton was commissioned on 12 September 1941. She was ordered at once to Panama, arriving on 9 December. She tended Pacific Fleet submarines at Pearl Harbor from 15 March-8 July 1942, putting to sea during the Battle of Midway. She transported many of the survivors of the sunken aircraft carrier Yorktown back to Pearl Harbor, arriving on 8 June. She was at Midway until 17 October; and at Brisbane from 9 November. Milne Bay, New Guinea was her station from 29 October 1943 – 17 March 1944, when she sailed for a west coast overhaul. Returning to Pearl Harbor on 13 June 1944, Fulton gave her services to submarines there for a month, then at Midway from 18 July-8 September, and then at Saipan until 25 April 1945. On 18 September 1946, she arrived at Mare Island Navy Yard, where she was decommissioned and placed in reserve on 3 April 1947. Recommissioned on 10 April 1951, Fulton sailed three weeks later for New London, her home port for the next forty years until she was decommissioned in 1991. Her primary assignment was as tender for Submarine Squadron 10 (SubRon 10) at New London, but she occasionally relieved fellow tender Orion at Norfolk, Virginia, and also left New London for exercises from Newfoundland and Iceland to the Caribbean. She first crossed the Atlantic in the fall of 1957 for Operation Natoflex, visiting Rothesay, Scotland, and Portland, England, before returning to New London. A heightening of her responsibility came on 1 April 1958, when three nuclear submarines were assigned to her squadron. In August, she sailed to New York City for the celebration of the arrival of Nautilus from her historic submerged passage under the North Pole. From August 1959-January 1960, the tender underwent a modernization overhaul at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard in order to be able to service both nuclear and conventional submarines, whether at home or overseas, making her the world’s first nuclear support tender. She continued to serve as flagship and tender to Submarine Squadron 10 when it became the first all nuclear submarine squadron. Among the historic and innovative submarines assigned to Submarine Squadron 10 during Fulton’s service were the Nautilus, Seawolf, Skate, Triton, Skipjack. Her mission was to prepare for full-time use as an advance refit site for nuclear-powered fast attack submarines. This was the first deployment of a World War II-vintage submarine tender to the Mediterranean since World War II. In January 1985, she made a four-month deployment to the Mediterranean where she provided maintenance for the 6th Fleet submarines in La Maddalena, Italy. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\Militaria (Date Unknown)\Navy”. The seller is “chaca5695″ and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Theme: Militaria
- Type: Plaque
- Force: Navy