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USS Telamon (ARB-8)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Lima - Victor
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)
Aristaeus Class Battle Damage Repair Ship:
Before construction LST-976 was redesignated Battle Damage Repair Ship ARB-8 on 28 April 1944
Laid down, 5 December 1944, at Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc., Hingham, MA.
Launched, 10 January 1945
Commissioned USS Telamon (ARB-8) 5 February 1945
Decommissioned, date unknown, for completion as a Battle Damage Repair Ship at Maryland Drydock Co., Baltimore, MD.
Recommissioned, 1 June 1945, LT. Felton Bonepart Schwenneker, USN in command
During World War II USS Telamon was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Following World War II USS Telamon was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 23 September to 14 December 1945
USS Telamon (ARB-8) was assigned to Joint Task Force 1, Task Unit 1.8.1 Service Group - Repair and Service Unit for Operation Crossroads the atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll in July 1946
Decommissioned, 11 September 1945
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
Recommissioned in the spring of 1946
Decommissioned, 20 May 1947, at San Diego, CA.
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, San Diego Group
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 June 1973
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 1 March 1974, by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service
Displacement 1,781 t.(lt) 3,960 t.(fl)
Draft 11' 2"
Speed 11.6 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 50 t.
two quad 40mm AA gun mounts
eight single 20mm AA gun mounts
Ship's Service Generators
four 100Kw 120V/240V D.C.
two 100Kw 450V A.C.
Fuel Oil Capacity Diesel 4,480 Bbls
two General Motors 12-567A diesel engines
single Falk Main Reduction Gears
two propellers, 1800shp
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||USS Telamon (ARB-8) under way, date and location unknown.
||Hyperwar US Navy in WWII
||USS Telamon (ARB-8) at anchor, circa 1946, location unknown.
Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo No. NH 83813. Courtesy of D.M. McPherson, 1975
USS Telamon (ARB-8)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Schwenneker, Felton Bonepart, USN||1 June 1945 - 11 September 1945|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and Russ Moody
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