Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.

NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Foxtrot - Whiskey - Golf
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

ARD-11 was transferred to Mexico
ARD-2 Class Auxiliary Repair Dock:
  • Laid down, date unknown, at Pacific Bridge Co., Alameda, CA.
  • Delivered, date unknown
  • Commissioned, USS ARD-11, 26 October 1943, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA., CDR., William Hartenstein in command
  • Decommissioned, 15 June 1944 and placed in service
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 15 April 1974
  • Final Disposition, disposed of via Security Assistance Program cash sale to Mexico, 1 July 1974, 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

    Click On Image
    For Full Size Image
    Size Image Description Source By
    ARD-11 347k USS ARD-11 at Mare Island, with USS Bowfin (SS-287) in the dock, 25 October 1944. This is a safety engineering photo of the congestion on the wing walls of ARD-11.
    Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 6462-44.
    Darryl Baker
    LST-130 150k USS ARD-11 is to the right of this forward plan view of USS LST-130 at Navy Yard Mare Island, Vallejo, CA., 7 September 1945. USS Sabik (AK 121) is forward of LST-130.
    Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 6391-45.
    Darryl Baker
    ARD-11 354k Stern view of ARD-11 in dry dock #3 at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, 14 February 1947.
    File name: ARD 11 375-47, Navy Photo, 2/14/47
    Darryl Baker
    Carp 117k USS Carp (SS-338) about to enter ARD-11 at Mare Island, 23 April 1948. Carp was in the dry dock until 7 Jun 1948. Assisting Carp are Nepanet (YTB 189) on her starboard side and YTL-590 on her port side.
    Navy Yard Mare Island photo.
    Darryl Baker
    ARD-11 194k The bow of ARD-11 is visible in the upper right corner of this photo of the speakers platform on the building ways at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, CA., 1 July 1954 during the keel laying ceremony for Grayback (SSG-574).
    US Navy Yard photo NY9 21866-7-54.
    Darryl Baker

    There is no DANFS history available for ARD-11 at NavSource
    Commanding Officers
    01CDR., Hartenstein, William26 October 1943 - 15 May 1944
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

    Back To The Navsource Photo Archives Main Page Back To The Yard and District Craft Photo Index Back To The Auxiliary Repair Dock (ARD) Photo Index
    Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster.
    This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo
    All pages copyright NavSource Naval History
    Last Updated 7 February 2014