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USS Demeter (ARB-10)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Mike - Juliet
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Aristaeus Class Battle Damage Repair Ship:
Laid down as LST-1121 at Chicago Bridge and Iron Works, Seneca, IL.
Launched, 19 January 1945
Placed in reduced commission as USS LST-1121, 31 January 1945, LT Francis P. Wynn, Ferry Crew # 2 in command
Decommissioned, 2 March 1945, at Baltimore for conversion to a Battle Damage Repair Ship
Recommissioned, USS Demeter (ARB-10), 3 July 1945, LT. Elliot V. Converse USNR in command
During World War II USS Demeter was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Decommissioned, 25 May 1947, at Green Cove Springs, FL.
Placed in service in reserve, 27 May 1947, at Green Cove Springs, FL.
Placed out of service in reserve, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Sold in 1958, resold in 1961 for merchant service, renamed MV Motonave
Renamed MV Demeter, date unknown
Final Disposition, sunk 12 January 1964
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 Demeter (ARB-10) laid up in reserve at East Boston Naval Annex,
USS Demeter (ARB-10)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Wynn, Francis Perry (Ferry Crew #2)||31 January 1945 - 9 February 1945|
|02||LT. Converse, Elliot VanVeltner, USNR||9 February 1945 - 2 March 1945|
| ||Decommissioned||2 March 1945 - 3 July 1945|
|02||LT. Converse, Elliot VanVeltner, USNR||2 March 1945 - August 1946|
|03||LT. Frisch, Donald Howard, USN||August 1946 - December 1946|
|04||LTjg. Ford, F. R.||December 1946 - 1 March 1947|
|05||LT. Wrenn, John William, USN||1 March 1947 - 1 April 1947|
|06||LT. Fisher, A . E.||1 April 1947 - 1 May 1947|
|07||LT. Wrenn, John William, USN||1 May 1947 - 25 May 1947|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and Russ Moody
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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