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USS Ulysses (ARB-9)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Mike - Bravo
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 1946||3 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
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 Ulysses (ARB-9) under way, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo from the collections of the US Naval Memorial.
| FGS Wotan (A513)
||Ex-USS Ulysses (ARB-9) under way while in German service as FGS Wotan (A513), date and location unknown.
||FGS Wotan (A513), circa 1970, under waylocation unknown.
Federal German Navy photo.
USS Ulysses (ARB-9)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Johnstone, James Louis, USNR||20 April 1945 - 3 December 1945|
|02||LT. Miller, William Theodore, USN||3 December 1945 - June 1946|
|03||LT. Wrenn, John William, USN||June 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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