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Reliance (AFDL-47)
ARD-33 (1946)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

ARD-12 Class Auxiliary Repair Dry Dock / AFDL-47 Class Small Auxiliary Floating Dry Dock:
  • Laid down in February 1945 by Dravo Corp., Neville Island, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • launched, 9 August 1946
  • Delivered and placed in commission as ARD-33 in August 1946
  • Redesignated AFDL-47, date unknown
  • Named Reliance, date unknown
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 12 May 2007
  • Sold in 2007 to Detyens, Charleston S.C.
  • Current Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 6,000 t.(lt)
    Length 489'
    Beam 97'
    Draft 5' (lt.) unknown (flooded)
    Lifting Capacity unknown

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    ARD-33 669k Launching of ARD-33, 9 August 1946, on the Ohio River at Dravo Corp., Neville Island, Pittsburgh, PA.
    ©Photos and article from "The Pittsburgh Press", 8 and 11 August 1946.
    Lawrence G. Lovejoy P.E.
    ARD-33 242k

    There is no history available for ARD-33 / AFDL-47 / Reliance (AFDL-47) at NavSource
    Commanding Officers
    01CAPT. Romoser, William Kilian, USN :RADM1950 - October 1951
    02CAPT. Livdahl, Orlin L., USN :RADMOctober 1951 - 1953
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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