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West Milton (ARD-7)
USS ARD-7 (1943 - 1976)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Golf - Oscar
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Navy Battle "E: Ribbon - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal

ARD-2 Class Auxiliary Repair Dock:
  • Laid down, date unknown, at Pacific Bridge Co., San Diego, CA.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Commissioned USS ARD-7, 23 June 1943, LCDR. Joseph E. Lee, in Command
  • Decommissioned and laid up in reserve, 2 July 1946
  • Reactivated in 1960, CWO4 Stanley J. Brice in charge
  • Named West Milton (ARD-7), 18 May 1976
  • Placed out of service, 30 March 1981
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 23 August 1990
  • Title transfer, 23 January 1992, to the Maritime Administration (MARAD)
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 4,200 t.(lt)
    Length 485' 8"
    Beam 71'
    Draft 5' 1" (light) 32' 6" (max)
    Complement 112

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    West Milton 264k West Milton (ARD-7) at New London, CT, date unknown.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial
    Stan Svec
    Waterford/West Milton 45k Waterford (ARD-5) at right, West Milton (ARD-7) on the left, New London, CT, circa 1960s-70s CWO4 Stanley J. Brice USN (09670502)
    Tommy Trampp (09670507)
    Waterford/West Milton 68k

    USS ARD-7 / West Milton (ARD-7)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR. Lee, Joseph E.23 June 1943 - December 1944
    02LT. Carver, Marshall HolidayDecember 1944 - May 1945
    03LCDR. Knowles, Coleman R.May 1945 - May 1946
    04LTjg. Easton, Burton LeonMay 1946 - 2 July 1946
     Decommissioned2 July 1946 - 1960
    Officers in Charge
    05CWO4 Brice, Stanley J.1960 - ?
    06LTjg. Brown, Leroy A.October 1972 - 1974
    07LCDR. Hunter, Jack Edmund1976 - ?
    08LT. Gann, Virgil Eugene1978 - ?
    09LCDR. Krafft Jr., Frederick Walter1980 - 30 March 1981
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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