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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal

ARD-12 was transferred to Turkey
ARD-12 Class Auxiliary Repair Dock:
  • Laid down, date unknown, at Pacific Bridge Co., Alameda, CA.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Commissioned USS ARD-12, 20 November 1943, CDR. Axel T. Swanson, in command
  • During World War II USS ARD-12 served at Espirito Santo, New Hebrides Islands, Subic Bay , Philippine Islands and New Guinea
  • Decommissioned , 31 May 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Transferred to Turkey through the Security Assistance Program (SAP), 17 August 1987
  • Retired by Turkish navy, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 5,200 t.
    Length 492'
    Beam 81'
    Draft 6'
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion none

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    Oak Ridge 201k Ex- USS ARD-12 in Turkish naval service as Havuz 12 in the port of Mersin circa 1972. © Richard Leonhardt

    There is no DANFS history available for USS ARD-12 at NavSource
    Commanding Officers
    01CDR. Swanson, Axel T.20 November 1943 - August 1945
    02CDR. Adler, AlfAugust 1945 - September 1945
    03LCDR. Herron, Ralph RaymondSeptember 1945 - 21 May 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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