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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Defense Service Medal (with Fleet clasp) - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

ARD-1 Class Auxiliary Repair Dock:
  • Laid down, date unknown, at Pacific Bridge, Alameda, CA.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered to the Navy in September 1934
  • Commissioned USS ARD-1, 19 December 1935, LCDR. Charles M. Johnson, in command
  • Decommission, 21 October 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
    Displacement 2,200 t.
    Length 393' 6"
    Beam unknown
    Draft unknown
    Armament unknown
    Complement unknown

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    ARD-1 67k USS ARD-1 under tow by USS Bridge (AF-1) in Colon Harbor, Panama Canal Zone, 28 October 1934.
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-455970, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Michael Mohl
    ARD-1 174k USS ARD-1 under tow by USS Bridge (AF-1) while passing through a set of Locks in the Panama Canal, 28 October 1934.
    US Navy photo from the US Navy Memorial.
    Stan Svec

    There is no DANFS history available for USS ARD-1 at NavSource
    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR. Johnson, Charles Morgan19 December 1935 - 22 January 1937
    02CDR. Karns, Arthur Lee22 January - August1942
    03CDR. Shine, ThomasAugust 1942 - January 1943
    04CDR. Williams, Clarence S.January 1943 - 1 August 1945
    05LCDR. Kandie, Harry Victor1 August 1945 - December 1945
    06LCDR. Dobi Jr., Peter W.December 1945 - June 1946
    07LTjg. Peek, CharlieJune 1946 - 21 October 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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