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USS Valve (ARS-28)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Alpha - Zulu
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Diver Class Rescue and Salvage Ship:
Authorized under Lend-Lease as Quebec Salvor (BARS-11)
Laid down as Valve (ARS-28), 17 November 1942, at Bellingham Marine Railway, Co., Bellingham, WA.
Launched, 20 May 1943
Commissioned, USS Valve (ARS-28), 24 February 1944. LT. W. D. Mooney in command
During World War II USS Valve was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Decommissioned, 26 August 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 12 March 1948
Final Disposition, sold, 26 July 1948, to Walter H. Wilms, fate unknown
Displacement 1,650 t.
Length 213' 6"
Draft 14' 8"
Speed 15 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 10 t.
one 3'/50 cal. dual purpose gun mount
four .50 cal. machine guns
Diesel 2,150 Bbls
Gasoline 2,560 Gals
four Cooper Bessemer GND-6 Diesel-electric engines
three Diesel-drive 40Kw 240V. D. C. Ship's Service Generators
twin propellers, 1,200shp
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USS Valve (ARS-28)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
|01||LT. Mooney, W. D.||24 February 1944 - ?|
|02||LT. Walker, Joseph Langhorne||WWII|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
Last Updated 7 June 2013
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