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Endurance (ARDM-3)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Uniform - Foxtrot
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

ARD-18 Class Auxiliary Repair Dock/ ARDM-1 Class Medium Auxiliary Repair Dock:
  • Laid down in 1943 at Pacific Bridge Co., Alameda, CA.
  • Delivered, 1 February 1944
  • Commissioned USS ARD-18, 3 March 1944, LCDR. Julius L. Jacobsen, in command
  • During World War II USS ARD-18 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and serviced ships at Guadalcanal and Ulithi
  • Decommissioned, 1 July 1946
  • ARD-18 was in Norfolk Shipbuilding and Drydock Corp.'s yard, circa 1967-68 where she was lengthened by adding a 100 ft. mid-section as well as an additional deck above the uppermost crane deck
  • Named and redesignated Medium Auxiliary Repair Dry Dock Endurance (ARDM-3)
  • Endurance (ARDM-3), laid up at Charleston Naval Shipyard, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 31 July 1995
  • Final Disposition, Disposed of by transferring to the Local Redevelopment Authority, 1 April 1996
    Displacement 6,800 t.
    ARD-18 491' 8"
    ARDM-3 513'
    Beam 81'
    Draft 33' 3" (flooded)
    Complement unknown
    two single 40mm AA gun mounts
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    5 officers
    151 enlisted
    Machinery unknown
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    USS ARD-18
    SC-1372 147k USS ARD-18 at the Floating Dry Dock Training Center, Tiburon, CA., lowering the drydock's flood gate to flood the dock to receive USS SC-1372, 1 April 1944.
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-356910, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
    Dan Treadwell
    SC-1372 184k USS ARD-18 with USS SC-1372 in her basin while undergoing training at the Floating Dry Dock Training Center, Tiburon, CA., 1 April 1944.
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-356913, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
    Dan Treadwell
    Endurance (ARDM-3)
    ARDM-3 90k Endurance (ARDM-3) at anchor, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial.
    Stan Svec

    There is no DANFS history currently available for USS ARD-18 at NavSource
    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR. Jacobsen, Julius L.3 March 1944 - December 1944
    02LCDR. Wolcott, TheodoreDecember 1944 - April 1946
    03CDR. Kampman, LeoApril 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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