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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

Anchor 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"
    Beam 39'
    Draft 14' 8"
    Speed 15 kts.
    Officers 6
    Enlisted 59
    Largest Boom Capacity 10 t.
    one 3"/50 cal. dual purpose gun mount
    four .50 cal. machine guns
    Fuel Capacities
    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)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Mooney, W. D.24 February 1944 - ?
    02LT. Walker, Joseph LanghorneWWII
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
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