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Arco (ARDM-5)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Bravo - Golf - Yankee
NBGY
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (4) - National Defense Service Medal

ARDM-5 Class Medium Auxiliary Repair Dry Dock:
  • Laid down, 9 May 1983, at Todd Pacific Shipyards, Seattle, WA.
  • Launched, 14 December 1984
  • Delivered to the Navy at Bremerton, WA., 27 February 1986
  • Placed in service at Naval Station, San Diego, CA., as Arco (ARDM-5), 23 June 1986, CDR. Richard A. Riddle, Officer in charge (OinC)
  • Arco is the only Sailor-operated and maintained dry dock facility in the Navy.
  • Current status, active, Submarine Squadron Eleven, San Diego, CA.
    Specifications:
    Displacement 5,400 t.
    Length 492'
    Beam 96'
    Draft 0'
    Lifting Capacity 7,800 tons
    Complement 5 Officers, 125 Enlisted
    Auxiliary Machinery unknown

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    Arco 60k Arco (ARDM-5) at Todd Shipbuilding, Seattle, WA. prior to delivery to Navy in 1986. Bob Gregory, Dep Requirements & Special Programs Officer COMPACFLT N43
    Arco 80k Arco (ARDM-5) arriving in San Diego Bay for duty at Naval Submarine Base Point Loma, San Diego, CA., circa June 1986.
    US Navy photo.
    Lisa Borges Arco, 1990-1992
    Arco 327k Arco (ARDM-5) at Naval Submarine Base Point Loma, San Diego, CA., 2005. Photo by Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    Arco 73k Arco (ARDM-5) with Jefferson City (SSN-759) drydocked while undergoing repair
    US Navy photo
    Submarine Squadron 11 web site
    Arco 644k Arco (ARDM-5)'s crew uses mooring lines to pull the Los Angeles-class fast-attack nuclear submarine Helena (SSN-725) into the dry dock, 10 January 2006. Helena is entering dry-dock for routine scheduled maintenance.
    US Navy photo # 060110-N-3532C-044. SAN DIEGO (January 10, 2006) by JOSN Joseph Caballero.
    Chet Morris
    Arco 724k Arco (ARDM-5)'s crew uses mooring lines to pull the Los Angeles-class fast-attack nuclear submarine Helena (SSN-725) into the dry dock, 10 January 2006. Helena is entering dry-dock for routine scheduled maintenance.
    US Navy photo # 060110-N-3532C-092. SAN DIEGO (January 10, 2006) by JOSN Joseph Caballero.
    Chet Morris
    Arco 997k The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine Asheville (SSN-758), enters Arco (ARDM-5), 25 April 2007, for a scheduled maintenance period at Naval Base Point Loma.
    US Navy photo # 070425-N-6357K-002 SAN DIEGO (April 25, 2007) by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Yan M. Kennon.
    Chet Morris
    Arco 97k Arco (ARDM-5) at Naval Station Point Loma, San Diego, CA. welcomes the Nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Nimitz (CVN 68), the Nimitz Strike Group and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 upon their return to their homeport of San Diego after a six-month deployment.
    US Navy photo # 070930-N-9760Z-021 SAN DIEGO (Sept. 30, 2007) by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Eduardo Zaragoza.
    US Navy Newsstand
    Sustain 109k Arco (ARDM-5) moored at Naval Base Point Loma, CA., 18 October 2009. Photo by Derick S. Hartshorn

    Arco (ARDM-5)
    DANFS history entry at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Officers in Charge (OinC)
    01CDR. Riddle, Richard Arnold23 June 1986 - 26 March 1988
    02LCDR. Hendrickson, W.26 March 1988 - 30 January 1990
    03LCDR. Ruple II, Robert Walter30 January 1990 - 1 November 1991
    04LCDR. Hyman, Stephen George1 November 1991 - 28 October 1993
    05LCDR. Miller, Howard P.28 October 1993 - 14 June 1995
    06LCDR. Tibbits, Stephen K.14 June 1995 - 13 June 1997
    07CDR. Wilkie, David Bruce13 June 1997 - 17 June 1999
    08LCDR. Little Jr., Glen Melvon17 June 1999 - 27 July 2001
    09CDR. Baker, Charles Edgar Ashley27 July 2001 - 9 May 2003
    10CDR. Thomas, Peter Humphrey M.9 May 2003 - 10 November 2004
    11CDR. Hogan, Edward F.10 November 2004 - 7 July 2006
    12LCDR. LaPrade, Michael7 July 2006 - 2007
    13LCDR. Smith, John2007 - 12 September 2008
    14LCDR. Spears, Raymond Chester12 September 2008 - 2011
    15LCDR. Schmidt, Mack Francis2011 - 27 July 2012
    16LCDR. Thompson, Michael27 July 2012 -  
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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