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USS Chourre (ARV-1)
/International Radio Call Sign:
November - India - Quebec - Foxtrot
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Second Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal - Korean Service Medal (2)
Third Row - Philippine Liberation Medal - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal (retroactive)
Chourre Class Aircraft Repair Ship
Originally authorized as the Internal Combustion Engine Repair Ship Dumaran (ARG-14)
Reclassified as Aircraft Repair Ship Chourre, 22 February 1944
Laid down, 20 April 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (EC2-S-C1) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MCE 2637) at Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard, Baltimore, MD.
Launched, 22 May 1944
Commissioned, USS Chourre (ARV-1), 7 December 1944, CAPT. Andrew Harold Bergeson in command.
During World War II USS Chourre was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Following World War II USS Chourre was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 29 October 1945 to 2 January 1946
Decommissioned, 28 November 1948, at Stockton, CA.
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Stockton Group
Recommissioned, 21 February 1952
During the Korean War USS Chourre participated in the following campaigns:
Korean War Campaigns
Decommissioned, 13 September 1955, at San Diego, CA.
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, San Diego Group
Transferred to the Maritime Administration, 31 October 1960, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 1961
Transferred to the Maritime Commission for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 5 February 1971, to Union Minerals & Alloys, Corp.,
USS Chourre received 2 battle stars for Korean War service
|Campaigns and Dates
||Campaigns and Dates
| Korean Defense Summer-Fall 1952
11 to 14 October 1952
16 to 20 November 1952
||Third Korean Winter
18 to 20 December 1952
18 to 21 January 1953
5 to 7 February 1953
13 to 15 February 1953
Displacement 4,023 t.(lt) 14,350 t.(fl)
Length 441' 6"
Beam 56' 11"
Draft 22' (lim)
Speed 12.5 kts.
one single 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount
one quad 40mm AA gun mount
two twin 40mm AA gun mounts
Largest boom capacity 5 tons
Ship's service generators
two turbo drive 60Kw 120V D.C.
two Diesel drive 350Kw 450V A.C.
Fuel Oil Capacity
NSFO 9,500 Bbls
Diesel 515 Bbls
one vertical triple expansion steam engine
two Babcock & Wilcox header type boilers 220psi 450°
single propeller, 2,500shp.
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||USS Chourre (ARV-1) underway with a harbor tug alongside, date and location unknown.
||Overhead view of USS Chourre (ARV-1) underway, date and location unknown. Note the crew manning the rails.
US Navy photo.
||USS Chourre (ARV-1) underway, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo from DANFS.
|Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
||USS Chourre (ARV-1) at anchor, 11 August 1945, probably in the Philippines at San Pedro Bay, Leyte Island.
US Navy photo # 80-G-337970 from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command.
||USS Chourre (ARV-1) near the San Francisco Naval Shipyard, 27 March 1952 after a routine overhaul.
US Navy Bureau of Ships photos # 19-N-141292 and 19-N-141291, RG-19 LCM now in the collections of the US National Archives.
USS Chourre (ARV-1)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 11 November 2011
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