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USS Brontes (AGP-17)
USS LST-1125 (1945)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Yankee - Whiskey
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Portunus Class Motor Torpedo Boat Tender
Laid down as LST-1125, 15 November 1944, at Chicago Bridge & Iron Co., Seneca IL.
Launched, 6 February 1945
Placed in reduced commission as , 17 February 1945, Algiers, LA.
Decommissioned, 10 March 1945, at Maryland Drydock Co., Baltimore, MD., for conversion to a Motor Torpedo Boat Tender
Recommissioned, 14 August 1945, as USS Brontes (AGP-17), LT. William B. Rearden, Jr., USNR, in command
Decommissioned, 14 March 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 17 April 1946
Sold for merchant service, 28 march 1947, renamed MV GP-17, later in the same year renamed MV Barbara
Resold in 1948 to Mineral Transport Corp., Liberia, renamed MV Diane, reflagged Liberian
Resold in 1956 to Transportes Marimes, Mexico, renamed MV Xalapa, reflagged Mexican
Final Disposition, driven aground, 27 October 1959, at Manzanilla, Mexico by hurricane. Constructive total loss
Displacement 4,100 t.
Draft 11' 2"
Speed 11.6 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 60 t.
Boats 2 LCVP
two quad 40mm AA gun mounts
eight single 20mm AA gun mounts
Diesel 4,480 Bbls
Gasoline 62,000 Gals
two General Motors 12-568A Diesel engines
single Falk Main Reduction Gears
Ship's Service Generators
three Diesel-drive 100Kw 120V.240V D.C.
two Diesel-drive 100Kw 450V A.C.
two propellers, 1,800shp
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||Overhead view of USS Brontes (AGP-17) underway, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial
USS LST-1125 / USS Brontes (AGP-17)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
|01||LT. Rearden Jr., William Benedict, USNR||14 August 1945 - 14 March 1946|
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
State LST Chapters
United States LST Association
Last Updated 20 June 2014
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|