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USS Chloris (ARVE-4)
/International Radio Call Sign:
November - India - Quebec - Romeo
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 - National Defense Service Medal
Aventinus Class Aircraft Repair Ship (Engine):
Authorized as LST-1094
Redesignated Aircraft Repair Ship (Engine) ARV(E)-4, 8 December 1944
Laid down, 17 January 1945 at American Bridge Co., Ambridge, PA.
Launched, 21 April 1945
Commissioned, USS Chloris (ARVE-4), 19 June 1945, LT. W.B. Coley, USNR, in command
Decommissioned, 18 June 1946, at Green Cove Springs, FL.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group, Green Cove Springs
Recommissioned, 5 January 1951
Decommissioned, 9 December 1955, at Green Cove Springs
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Green Cove Springs
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 June 1973
Sold in 1977 to Monros Shipping Co.S.A. Panama, renamed MV Avlon,converted to a Ro-Ro ship in 1979
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 2,110 t.(lt) 3,960 t.(fl), 4,100 t.(lim)
Draft 11' 2" (lim)
Speed 11.6 kts.
Officers - 20
Enlisted - 225 240
Largest Boom Capacity 10 t.
two quad 40mm AA gun mounts
twelve 20mm AA guns
two General Motors 12-567A Diesel engines
single Falk Main Reduction Gear
Ship's Service Generators
three Diesel-drive 300Kw 120V/240V D.C.
two Diesel-drive 60Kw 230V A.C.
two shafts, twin rudders, 1,800shp
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||Chloris (ARVE-4) at anchor, date and place unknown.
||Chloris (ARVE-4) anchored at Malta, 22 February 1952 with a water lighter alongside. Note the Naval Aviation symbol near the hull number.
US National Archives Photo No. 80-G-442667, RG-80-G, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the US National Archives Bureau of Ships Collection.
USS Chloris (ARVE-4)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Coley, William Bert, USNR||19 June 1945 - 18 June 1946|
| ||Decommissioned||18 June 1946 - 5 January 1951
|02||LCDR. Austin, William Robert||5 January 1951 - ?|
|03||CDR. Payson, William Francis||November 1965 - 9 December 1955|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 20 January 2017
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