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International Radio Call Sign:
November - Golf - Kilo - Foxtrot

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

USS ARD-15 was transferred to Mexico, redesignated AR-15
ARD-12 Class Auxiliary Repair Dock:
  • Laid down, circa 1943 at Pacific Bridge Co., Alameda, CA.
  • Commissioned USS ARD-15, 7 January 1944, LCDR. Walter E. Keller, in command
  • During World War II USS ARD-15 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and saw service at;
    Saipan, Marianas Islands
  • Decommissioned, 1 July 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 December 1977
  • Sold, 1 January 1981, through the Security Assistance Program (SAP), transferred, to Mexico , redesignated AR-15
  • Current Disposition, active in service, Mexican Navy
    Displacement 5,200 t.
    Length 492'
    Beam 81'
    Draft 6'
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion none

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    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR. Keller, Walter E.7 January 1944 - June 1945
    02LCDR. Bertrand, Raymond AugustineJune 1945 - 1 July 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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