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Harjurand (ARS-31)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Alpha - Delta
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Rescue and Salvage Ship:
  • Built in 1919 as SS Olesa at Astilleros Cardona, S.A., Barcelona, Spain
  • Renamed, a number of times under various registries
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 1 June 1942, as SS Harjurand
  • Operated under contract by Merritt Chapman, and Scott, Corp., as Harjurand (ARS-31)
  • Returned to the Maritime Commission, 22 May 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 19 June 1946
  • Sold to Miraflores, S.A., of Panama, renamed SS Dodecanese
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 812 t.(lt)
    Length 188' 6"
    Beam 32' 11"
    Draft 13' 6"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    20mm guns
    one vertical triple-expansion steam engine
    2 Scotch boiler single end 200psi Sat.°
    single propeller, 490 shp

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    Harjurand 52k Aerial photo of Harjurand (ARS-31) underway, 23 May 1943, by a blimp based at Houma, LA.
    US National Archives RG-80-G photo No. 80-G-271811 a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy
    Mike Green

    Harjurand (ARS-31)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    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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    Last Updated 17 February 2012