U.S.S. Black Hawk
1939(Saratoga Model Yard SMY-71)
- Class: Black Hawk - 1 destroyer tender of 1920
- Displacement: 5,690 tons light / 8,900 tons full load
- Dimensions: 420'2" (oa) x 53'10" x 21'4"
- Machinery: 1-shaft steam quadruple expansion, S.H.P. 3,285 = 13 knots
- Armament: 4-5"/51
- Complement: 471 up to 885
- Builder: William Cramp and Sons, Philadelphia, PA
- Laid down:
- Launched: 1913
- Commissioned: 15 May 1918
- Decommissioned: 15 Aug 1946
- Notes: Built as SS Catalina for the Atlantic & Pacific Steamship Co. (Grace Line). Purchased by the Navy 3 Dec 1917; commissioned as USS Black Hawk (ID-2140). Flagship and tender of the Mine Force at Inverness, Scotland, Jun 1918. After World War I based at Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, for sweeping of the North Sea mine barrage. Returned Nov 1919 to Philadelphia for conversion to destroyer tender, designated AD-9 in Nov 1920. Flagship of Operative Squadron, Destroyer Flotillas, Atlantic Fleet, to Jun 1922. Sent to Asiatic Squadron to serve as tender for Desrons 5 (1922-1940) and 19 (1940-42). At Balikpapan, Bonreo, on 7 Dec 1941, later Darwin, Australia and Java. Returned to Pearl Harbor Jun 1942, then to Alaskan waters Jul-Nov 1942. Overhaul at San Francisco and then tender at Adak, Alaska Apr-Sep 1943, Pearl Harbor Sep 1943 to Feb 1944, and back to Adak until Mar 1945. Repairs at Alameda and back to Pearl May-Sep 1945. After end of World War II served as tender at Okinawa and in Chinese waters until return to US Jun 1946 for decommissioning and lay up at Suisun Bay. Scrapped 1948. Earned one battle star for her service in World War II.