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International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Kilo - Zulu
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal

USS ARD-17 was sold to Ecuador
ARD-12 Class Auxiliary Repair Dock:
  • Laid down in 1943 at Pacific Bridge Co., Alameda, CA.
  • Delivered in 1944
  • Commissioned USS ARD-17, 18 February 1944, LCDR. Anton Anderson, Anton, in command
  • During World War II USS ARD-17 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Marianas operation
    Capture and occupation of Guam, 30 July to 15 August 1944
    Western Caroline Islands operation
    Capture and occupation of southern Palau Islands, 6 September to 14 October 1944

  • Decommissioned, 1 July 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 December 1977
  • Final Disposition, sold under the Security Assistance Program, 1 December 1977, to Ecuador
    Displacement 5,200 t.
    Length 492'
    Beam 81'
    Draft 6'
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion none

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    ARD-17 77k USS ARD-17 laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Naval Shipyard Boston, MA., South Annex, date unknown. ©Richard Leonhardt
    ARD-17 115k USS ARD-17 eases through the Panama Canal on her way to join the Ecuadorian Navy at Rodman Naval Station, Canal Zone.
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, April 1961 issue
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.

    There is no DANFS history currently available for USS ARD-17 at NavSource
    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR. Anderson, Anton18 February 1944 - December 1945
    02LCDR. Wilson, Earnest C.December 1945 - April 1946
    03LT. Barger, LucianApril 1946 - 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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