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ARD-2 Class Auxiliary Repair Dock:
  • Laid down, date unknown, at Pacific Bridge Co., Alameda, CA.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Commissioned USS ARD-10 in October 1943, at Alameda, CA., LCDR. Howard P. MacAuliff in command
  • During World War II USS ARD-10 was towed to Fremantle, Australia by USS Yuma (ATF-94), departing San Francisco, 12 December 1943, arriving in Fremantle, 3 March 1944
  • USS ARD-10 departed Fremantle under tow by USS Chanticleer (ASR-7), 20 September 1945, for the United States
  • Decommissioned, 30 June 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 4,200 t.(lt)
    Length 482' 7"
    Beam 71'
    Draft 5'
    Armament 2 single 20mm gun mounts
    Complement 6 Officers, 125 Enlisted

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    ARD-10 116k USS ARD-10 receiving a new paint job at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, CA. in a clipping from the 13 March 1962 edition of the shipyard newspaper "Grapevine." ARD-10 at this time was part of the Pacific Reserve Fleet.
    US Navy photo from the San Francisco NARA, Mare Island Navy Yard Ship Files.
    Photo Tracy White, Caption Darryl Baker
    ARD-10 71k USS ARD-10 at Mare Island Navy Yard, with an unidentified submarine in her dock, date unknown.
    US Navy photo from the San Francisco NARA, Mare Island Navy Yard Ship Files.
    Tracy White
    Castle Rock 1598k Arivaca (YTM-259), ARD-10 in the foreground and YRB-15 in the background, berthed in the reserve fleet area on the north end of Mare Island Naval Shipyard, 9 September 1963.
    US Navy photo.
    Darryl Baker

    There is no DANFS history available for USS ARD-10 at NavSource
    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR. MacAuliff, Howard P.6 October 1943 - 2 October 1945
    02LT. Steel, Andrew2 October 1945 - March 1946
    03LT. Maxwell, Robert W.March 1946 = 30 June 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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