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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.
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||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
|01||CDR. Swanson, Axel T.||20 November 1943 - August 1945|
|02||CDR. Adler, Alf||August 1945 - September 1945|
|03||LCDR. Herron, Ralph Raymond||September 1945 - 21 May 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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