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USS Megara (ARVA-6)

/International Radio Call Sign:
November - India - Romeo - Kilo
NIRK
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



USS Megara (ARV(A)-6 was transferred to Mexico and renamed ARM Rio Grijalva (A-03)
Fabius Class Aircraft Repair Ship (Aircraft):
  • Authorized as LST-1095
  • Redesignated Aircraft Repair Ship (Aircraft) ARV(A)-6, 14 December 1944
  • Laid down, 22 January 1945, at American Bridge Co., Ambridge, PA.
  • Launched, 25 April 1945
  • Placed in temporary commission, 19 June 1945, for transit to her fitting out yard at New Orleans LA,
  • Completed and placed in full commission as USS Megara (ARVA-6), 27 June 1945, at Algiers, LA., LCDR. Maxwell, T. Dalby, USNR in command
  • Decommissioned, 3 June 1946, at Green Cove Springs, FL.
  • Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Green Cove Springs Group
  • Recommissioned, 5 May 1951, Cove Springs, FL., LCDR. R. J. Devito in command
  • Decommissioned, 16 January 1956, at Green Cove Springs, FL.
  • Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Green Cove Springs Group
  • Transferred, date unknown, to Atlantic Reserve Fleet Orange, TX.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 June 1973
  • Sold by DRMS, to Mexico, 1 October 1973, renamed ARM Rio Grijalva (A-03)
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 2,110 t.(lt) 3,960 t.(fl), 4,100 t.(lim)
    Length 328'
    Beam 50'
    Draft 11' 2" (lim)
    Speed 11.6 kts.
    Complement
    Officers - 20
    Enlisted - 225 240
    Largest Boom Capacity 10 t.
    Armament
    two quad 40mm AA gun mounts
    twelve 20mm AA guns
    Fuel Capacity - Diesel 3,600Bbls
    Propulsion
    two General Motors 12-567A Diesel engines
    single Falk Main Reduction Gears
    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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    Megara 744k USS Megara (ARVA-6 under way at Jacksonville, FL., circa 1951.
    US Navy photo.
    Alex Grosholz for his grandfather Earl A Dimmick FA USN 1951
    Megara 25k USS Megara (ARVA-6 at anchor, date and location unknown. Gunter Krebs
    Megara 69k USS Megara (ARVA-6 at anchor, 23 December 1952, in a French port. Megara was deployed to the Mediterranean from 18 August 52 to 1 March 1953.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # 84650, courtesy of D.M. McPherson, 1976
    Robert Hurst
    Megara 78k USS Megara (ARVA-6 under way, circa 1960, location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    Robert Hurst

    USS Megara (ARV(A)-6)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR. Dalby, Maxwell Thomas, USNR27 June 1945 - March 1946
    02LT. Pace, John T., USNRMarch 1946 - 1946
    03LTjg. Cleere, Timothy Joseph, USN1946 - 3 June 1946
     Decommissioned3 June 1946 - 5 May 1951
    04CDR. Devito, Raymond Joseph5 May 1951 - ?
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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