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USS Vent (ARS-29)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Bravo - Delta
NJBD
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 - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)


Diver Class Rescue and Salvage Ship:
  • Authorized under Lend-Lease to the Royal Navy as Queen Salvior (BARS-12)
  • Laid down, 29 January 1943, as Vent (ARS-29), 29 January 1943, at Bellingham Marine Railway, Co., Bellingham, WA.
  • Launched, 30 June 1943
  • Commissioned, USS Vent (ARS-29), 7 April 1944, LT. Howard H. Bothell, USNR, in command
  • During World War II USS Vent was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Following World War II USS Vent was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September 1945 to 5 June 1946
  • Decommissioned, 30 August 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 12 March 1948
  • Sold, 30 June 1948, to Henry J. Barbey
  • Resold in 1949, renamed MV Western Pioneer
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 1,615 t.
    Length 183' 3"
    Beam 37'
    Draft 14' 8"
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement
    Officers 6
    Enlisted 59
    Largest Lifting Capacity 10 t.
    Armament
    one single3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
    Fuel Capacities
    Diesel 985 Bbls
    Gasoline 3,000 Gals
    Propulsion
    two Cooper Bessemer Diesel-electric engines
    three Diesel-drive 40Kw 240V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    two propellers, 1,200shp

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    Vent 263k USS Vent (ARS-29) commissioning ceremony at Bellingham Marine Railway Co., Bellingham, WA., 7 April 1944. Rick Brenden
    Vent 258k USS Vent (ARS-29) underway, near Bellingham, WA., date unknown. Paul O'Donnell
    Vent 213k USS Vent (ARS-29) underway, date and location unknown. Rick Brenden

    USS Vent (ARS-29)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Bothell, Howard H.7 April 1944 - ?
    02LT. Boncutter, Albert C.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
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    Last Updated 22 August 2014