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USS Arlington (AP-174)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - Tango - Hotel
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Cape Johnson Class Transport:
Laid down as SS Fred Morris, Maritime Commission type (C1-B) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 490) at Consolidated Steel Corp., Ltd., Wilmington, CA.
Launched, 10 April 1942
Delivered to the Lykes Brothers Steamship Co., Inc., 26 February 1943, at Los Angeles for transit to Hoboken, N.J.
Converted for Naval service at Lykes Brothers Steamship Co., Inc., Hoboken, N.J., 13 December 1943
Renamed Arlington and classified AP-174, 31 January 1944
Acquired by the Navy from the War Shipping Administration, 17 April 1944
Commissioned USS Arlington (AP-174), 18 April 1944. CDR. Louis G. McGlone in command
During World War II USS Arlington was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Following World War II USS Arlington performed occupation duty in the Far East
Decommissioned, 20 March 1946, New York Navy Yard
Transferred to Lykes Brothers Steamship Co., 20 March 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 28 March 1946
Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 18 August 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 20 April 1964, to Boston Metals Co., Baltimore, MD.
Displacement 5,668 t.(lt) 10,120t.(fl)
Length 417' 9"
Draft 22' 3"
Speed 14.7 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 30 t.
Cargo Capacity 900 DWT
refrigerated 15,700 Cu ft.
non-refrigerated 104,414 Cu ft.
one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
four single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mounts
four single 40mm AA gun mounts
NSFO 10,550 Bbls
Diesel 410 Bbls
one Westinghouse steam turbine
two Babcock & Wilcox header-type boilers, 450psi 750°
double Westinghouse Main Reduction Gears
three turbo-drive 300Kw 120V/240V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
single propeller, 4,000shp
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||USS Arlington (AP-174) photographed by an aircraft from Naval Air Station, New York, 23 April 1944, a few days
after commissioning. Unlike her sister, this ship received two Welin davits on the amidships superstructure during conversion. Her camouflage pattern is Measure 32
US Naval History and Heritage Command. Photo #'s 80-G-229668 and 80-G-229662 US Navy photos now in the collections of the US National
Archives, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|Robert M. Cieri and
80-G-229662, courtesy Shipscribe.com
US Navy photo # NH 78544
||USS Arlington (AP-174) at anchor in San Francisco Bay, probably during her service as a training ship at the
Pre-Commissioning Center for auxiliary ships at Treasure Island, between December 1944 and September 1945. Her color scheme is probably Measure 21 (sea blue).
US Navy photo # NH 78544, from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
US Navy photo # NH 86972
||USS Arlington (AP-174) probably photographed in San Francisco Bay near the end of her tour as a training ship for the
Pre-Commissioning Center for auxiliary ships at Treasure Island. The single 40mm guns in tubs near the foremast, one of which is visible here, were fitted in mid-1945,
and her training ship duty ended in September. Note the crew over the side on platforms, probably painting the ship.
US Naval History and Heritage Command
Photo # NH 86972, from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
USS Arlington (AP-174)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||CAPT. McGlone, Louis Gerard||18 April 1944 - 17 December 1944|
|02||CDR. Rosseter, Patrick Maurice||17 December 1944 - 20 March 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
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Last Updated 1 January 2016
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