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USS Ulysses (ARB-9)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Mike - Bravo
NJMB
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)



USS Ulysses (ARB-9) was transferred to West Germany and renamed FGS Wotan (A513)
Aristaeus Class Battle Damage Repair Ship:
  • Authorized as LST-967
  • Redesignated Battle Damage Repair Ship ARB-9, 14 April 1944
  • Laid down, 2 November 1944, at Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Hingham, MA.
  • Launched, 2 December 1944
  • Partially commissioned USS Ulysses (ARB-9), 27 December 1944, for transit to her conversion yard
  • Decommissioned, 9 January 1945, at Maryland Dry Dock Co., Baltimore, MD.
  • Converted to an Aristaeus Class Battle Damage Repair Ship
  • Recommissioned, 20 April 1945, LT. James L. Johnstone, USNR, in command
  • During World War II USS Ulysses was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Following World War II USS Ulysses was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    17 September 1945 to 2 January 19463 January to 29 March 1946

  • Decommissioned 28 February 1947, at Green Cove Springs, FL.
  • Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Green Cove Spring
  • Struck from the Naval Register 1961
  • Transferred to West Germany in June 1961, renamed FGS Wotan (A513)
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 1,781 t.(lt) 3,960 t.(fl)
    Length 328'
    Beam 50'
    Draft 11' 2"
    Speed 11.6 kts.
    Complement
    Officers 15
    Enlisted 271
    Largest Boom Capacity 50 t.
    Armament
    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
    Propulsion
    two General Motors 12-567A diesel engines
    single Falk Main Reduction Gears
    two propellers, 1800shp

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    USS Ulysses (ARB-9)
    Ulysses 226k USS Ulysses (ARB-9) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the US Naval Memorial.
    Stan Svec
    FGS Wotan (A513)
    Ulysses 67k Ex-USS Ulysses (ARB-9) underway while in German service as FGS Wotan (A513), date and location unknown. Robert Hurst

    USS Ulysses (ARB-9)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Johnstone, James Louis, USNR20 April 1945 - 3 December 1945
    02LT. Miller, William Theodore, USN3 December 1945 - June 1946
    03LT. Wrenn, John William, USNJune 1946 - ?
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and Russ Moody

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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