From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships


The beagle is a breed of small, short-coated hunting hound.

(IX-112: dp. 3665; l. 441'6"; b. 56'11", dr. 28'4"; s. 11 k.; cpl. 79; a. 1 5", 1 3"; cl. Armadillo)

The second Beagle (IX-112) was launched 29 October 1943 by California Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, Calif., under a Maritime Commission contract as David Rittenhouse; sponsored by Mrs. Victor Dalton; transferred to the Navy 20 November 1943; and commissioned the same day, Lieutenant R. E. Rew, Jr., USNR, in command.

From California, Beagle proceeded to the Marshall Islands via Pearl Harbor. She served as a tanker, plying from Eniwetok, Kwajalein, and Majuro, to Saipan, Iwo Jima, and Yokosuka, Japan. On 10 March 1946 she was relieved and departed Eniwetok for the Atlantic. She arrived at the Canal Zone 16 April and reported to Norfolk, Va., 30 April 1946. She was decommissioned 13 June 1946 and returned to the Maritime Commission the same day.