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USS Oak Ridge (ARDM-1)
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USS ARD-19 (1944 - 1963)

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



Chief of Naval Operations Letter of Commendation
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive) - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (3)
Second Row - Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (5) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1)
Third Row - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal - Philippine Liberation Medal


ARD-18 Class Auxiliary Repair Dock / ARDM-1 Class Medium Auxiliary Repair Dock:
  • Laid down in 1943 at Pacific Bridge Co., Alameda, CA.
  • Delivered to the Navy, 31 March 1944
  • Commissioned, USS ARD-19, 22 March 1944, LCDR P. D’Jurhuns , in command
  • During World War II USS ARD-19 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Leyte operation
    Leyte landings, 10 to 29 November 1944

  • Decommissioned, 30 September 1949
  • Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Texas Group, Orange, TX.
  • Recommissioned, USS Oak Ridge (ARDM-1), 1 October 1963, LT. Albert L. Hoffman, Albert in command
  • Decommissioned, 10 August 2001
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 26 November 2001
  • Final Disposition, transferred to the US Coast Guard, 8 February 2002
  • USS Oak Ridge as USS ARD-19 earned one battle star during World War II
    Specifications:
    Displacement 5,200 t.
    Length
    (ARD-19, 488')
    (ARDM-1, 536')
    Beam 81'
    Armament
    (ARD-19, two 40mm gun mounts, two 20mm gun mounts)
    (ARDM-1, none)
    Complement unknown
    Machinery unknown
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    USS ARD-19
    ARD-19 97k USS ARD-19 moored at Naval Base Subic Bay, Luzon, Philippine Islands in 1946. There appears to be two mine warfare vessels in the dock. Note the additional drydock in the background. Robert Brown for his father P.O. (Bo) Brown EM1/c USS ARD-19
    ARD-19 226k USS ARD-19 moored at Naval Base Subic Bay, Luzon, Philippine Islands in 1946. Note the mine warfare vessels in the background. Robert Brown for his father P.O. (Bo) Brown EM1/c USS ARD-19
    ARD-19 376k USS ARD-19 crew photo Christmas 1946 at Naval Base Subic Bay, Luzon, Philippine Islands in 1946. Photos by Lsonor, Olongapo. Robert Brown for his father P.O. (Bo) Brown EM1/c USS ARD-19
    ARD-19 303k
    USS Oak Ridge (ARDM-1)
    Oak Ridge 25k USS Oak Ridge (ARDM-1), Sub Base Groton CT CWO4 Stanley J Brice USN
    Oak Ridge/Shippingport 30k At Sub Base Groton CT USS Oak Ridge (ARDM-1) in foreground, USS Shippingport (ARDM-4) at next pier in background CWO4 Stanley J Brice USN
    Atakapa 86k USS Oak Ridge (ARDM-1) arriving at Naval Station Rota, Spain, 26 June 1964, after a 22 day tow across the Atlantic from Norfolk, VA. by USS Atakapa (ATF-149). The tug and her tow left Norfolk, 4 June 1964.
    US Navy photo # USN 1104547 by PH1 J.A. Herry USN
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    Oak Ridge 106k USS Oak Ridge (ARDM-1), NavSta Rota, Spain, July 1976 © Richard Leonhardt
    Oak Ridge 418k The Spanish navy helicopter carrier Dédalo (PH 01) moored pierside at Naval Station Rota, Spain. Oak Ridge (ARDM-1) is in the background, 1 September 1976.
    Department of Defense photo # DN-ST-87-06233.
     
    Canopus 420k Aerial view of ship docking and repair facilities at Naval Station Rota, Spain, 1 March 1977, with the nuclear missile submarine tender USS Canopus (AS 34) and USS Oak Ridge (ARDM-1) in their berths.
    Department of Defense photo # DN-ST-87-06235.
     
    Oak Ridge 73k USS Oak Ridge (ARDM-1) at Naval Station Kings Bay, Georgia.
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, July 1981.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    Canopus 71k USS Oak Ridge (ARDM-1) and USS Canopus (AS-34) moored at Sub Base Kings Bay, GA., date unknown. Canopus has two submarines alongside. Jack Treutle
    Oak Ridge 47k USS Oak Ridge (ARDM-1), Sub Base Kings Bay GA. CWO4 Stanley J Brice USN
    Oak Ridge 459k USS Oak Ridge (ARDM-1) moored at Naval Station Kings Bay, GA. with a Los Angeles class nuclear-powered attack submarine of Submarine Squadron Sixteen (SubRon16) inside her dock, 24 August 1994.
    Department of Defense photo # DN-SC-94-02619.
     
    Oak Ridge 560k The Los Angeles class nuclear-powered attack submarine USS Baltimore (SSN-704) undocking from USS Oak Ridge (ARDM-1) at Naval Station Kings Bay, GA., 31 January 1997.
    Department of Defense photo # DN-SC-98-01915.
     

    USS ARD-19 / USS Oak Ridge (ARDM-1)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    USS ARD-19 Commanding Officers
    01LCDR. D'Jurhuns, P.22 March 1944 - 31 March 1944
    02LCDR. Moffat, Allan P.31 March 1944 - December 1945
    03LTjg. Schellens, Edward P.December 1945 - 1 April 1946
    04ENS. Remely, Robert L.1 April 1946 - 6 April 1946
    05LCDR. Wolfe, John Stanley6 April 1946 - 1 June 1946
    06LT. Lynn, Frederick Charles1 June 1946 - 30 June 1946
    USS Oak Ridge (ARDM-1) Commanding Officers
    01LT. Hoffman, Albert L.1 October 1963 - ?
    02LCDR. Love, Bonnie R.no dates
    03CDR. Mann, Elmer Health1891 - May 1983
    04LCDR. Addison, Stoy WadeMay 1983 - May 1986
    05LCDR. Stupher, Bruce WilliamMay 1986 - 1987
    06LCDR. Neasham, Jon Duncan1987 - 1989
    07LCDR. Scranton, Michael Stephen1989 - 1990
    08LCDR. Wygans, Phillip Carl1990 - 1991
    09LCDR. Broxton, Bobby Joe1991 - September 1991
    10CDR. Becker, Ernest CharlesSeptember 1991 - September 1993
    11LCDR. Brumbaugh, Marvin P.September 1993 = 1995
    12LCDR. Stevens, Steven Lamont1995 - 1997
    13LCDR. Jackson, Phillip Edward18 September 1997 - 1999
    14CDR. Tobin, Robert Bryan1999 - 10 August 2001
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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