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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"
Draft 33' 3" (flooded)
two single 40mm AA gun mounts
two single 20mm AA gun mounts
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||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
||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
||Endurance (ARDM-3) at anchor, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial.
There is no DANFS history currently available for USS ARD-18 at NavSource
|01||LCDR. Jacobsen, Julius L.||3 March 1944 - December 1944|
|02||LCDR. Wolcott, Theodore||December 1944 - April 1946|
|03||CDR. Kampman, Leo||April 1946 - 1 July 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
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