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USS Laysan Island (ARST-1)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Alpha - Tango - Tango
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal

Laysan Island Class Salvage Craft Tender:
  • Laid down, 6 December 1944, as LST-1098 at Jeffersonville Bridge and Machine Co., Jeffersonville, IN.
  • Redesignated a Salvage Craft Tender, 8 December 1944
  • Named Laysan Island, 23 December 1944
  • Launched, 27 January 1945
  • Commissioned, USS Laysan Island (ARST-1), 5 June 1945, at New Orleans, LA., LT. Philip J. Bergeaux, USNR in command
  • USS Laysan Island was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater during and after World War II
  • Decommissioned, 21 April 1947 at San Diego, CA.
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, San Diego
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 June 1973
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 1 January 1994 by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service
    Displacement 4,100 t. (lim)
    Length 328'
    Beam 50'
    Draft 11' 2"
    Speed 11.6 kts Complement
    Officers 41
    Enlisted 248
    Largest Boom Capacity 25 t.
    two quad 40mm AA gun mounts
    twelve single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Boats two LCVPs
    Fuel Capacities
    Diesel 6,830 Bbls
    Gasoline 17,850 Gals
    two General Motors 12-567A Diesel engines
    single Falk Main Reduction Gears
    four Diesel-drive 100Kw 120V/240V D.C.
    twin rudders
    twin propellers, 1,800shp

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    Chimaera 405k USS Laysan Island (ARST-1) and USS Chimaera (ARL-33) laid up in Reserve at San Diego, CA.
    Photo by Ronald Roy SMC USN Ret.
    Scott Nelson for his Grandfather Ronald Roy SMC USN Ret. USS Atlas

    USS Laysan Island (ARST-1)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Bergeaux, Philip James, USNR5 June 1945 - 7 October 1945
    02LT. Dawson, Donald G., USNR7 October 1945 - 5 April 1946
    03LT. Coffey, Robert William, USN5 April 1946 - 21 April 1947
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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