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American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

ARD-2 Class Auxiliary Repair Dock:
  • Built by Pacific Bridge Co., Alameda, CA
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Commissioned USS ARD-10 at Alameda, CA, October 1943, LCDR Howard P. McAuliffe, D-M, USNR, commanding
  • Towed from San Francisco to Fremantle, Australia by USS Yuma (ATF-94), 12 December 1943 - 03 March 1944
  • Stationed at Fremantle supporting submarine operations there, March 1944 - September 1945
  • During tenure at Fremantle, docked 275 ships (including 230 submarines)
  • Towed from Fremantle to Subic Bay by USS Chanticleer (ASR-7), 20 September - 14 October 1945
  • Decommissioned at Subic Bay, 30 June 1946
  • Later returned stateside and laid up at San Francisco
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 01 July 1971
  • Sold to Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co., Mobile AL, as ARD-10 (ON 560629), 1974
  • Transferred to Astilleros Bender S. de R.L. de C.V., Tampico, Mexico, 12 December 2003
  • Final disposition, currently active at Astilleros Internacionales de Tampico
    Displacement 4,200 tons(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 107k USS ARD-10 photographed soon after commissioning, circa October 1943. A portrait of her first commanding officer, Lieutenant Commander Howard P. McAuliffe, (DM) USNR, is inset at lower right.
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 95658
    Mike Green
    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, 09 September 1963.
    US Navy photo.
    Darryl Baker
    Commercial Service
    ARD-10 107k The former ARD-10 at left, in service at Tampico, Mexico, circa 2013. Photo from Astilleros Internacionales de Tampico website.
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 95658
    Dave Wright

    There is no DANFS history available for USS ARD-10 at NavSource
    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR Howard P. McAuliffe D-M, USNR06 October 1943 - 02 October 1945
    02LT Andrew Steel USNOctober 1945 - March 1946
    03LT Robert W. Maxwell D-VS, USNRMarch 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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