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USS ARDC-8 (1944 - 1946)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

ARDC-1 Class Small Auxiliary Floating Repair Dock (Concrete):
  • Built in 1944 by Tidewater Construction Corp., Wilmington, N. C.
  • Delivered and placed in commission as USS ARDC-8 in December 1944
  • Redesignated AFDL-41, 1 August 1946
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold in 1983 to North Florida Shipyard
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 8,300 t.(lt)
    Length 389'
    Beam unknown
    Draft unknown (lt.) unknown (flooded)
    Lifting Capacity unknown

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    AFDL-36 825k USS ARDC-8 at Naval Station San Pedro CA, 30 June 1945.
    US National Archives Photo, NARA ID:295540, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Robert Hurst
    NaraID :181-ND11LBHP-NASSP-GOF04
    113k USS ARDC-8 under tow, off the coast of southern California, 13 July 1945.
    US National Archives Photos NaraID :181-ND11LBHP-NASSP-GOF04 and NaraID :181-ND11LBHP-NASSP-GOF03. US Navy photos now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Gallery of the Open Frontier, University of Nebraska Press
    NaraID :181-ND11LBHP-NASSP-GOF03

    There is no DANFS history available for USS ARDC-8 / AFDL-41 at NavSource
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Watson F. V., USN (acting CO)1950
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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