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Windsor (ARD-22)
USS Windsor (ARD-22) (1967 - 1970)
USS ARD-22 (1944 - 1967)

Flag Hoist/International Radio Call Sign:
November - Papa - Charlie - Lima

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal

Windsor (ARD-22) was transferred to the Republic of China and redesignated Fo Wu 6
ARD-12 Class Auxiliary Repair Dock:
  • Laid down, 24 January 1944, at Pacific Bridge Co., Alameda, CA.
  • Delivered, date unknown
  • Commissioned USS ARD-22, 21 April 1944
  • During World War II USS ARD-22 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 11 May to 30 June 1945

  • Following World War II USS ARD-22 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September 1945 to 2 March 1946
  • Named Windsor (ARD-22), 9 May 1967
  • Decommissioned in late 1970
  • Leased to Taiwan, 1 June 1971, redesignated Fo Wu 6
  • Sold under the Security Assistance Program, 19 May 1976, to Taiwan
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 19 May 1976
  • Current Disposition, active in service at Keelung, Taiwan
  • USS ARD-22 earned one battle star for World War II service
    Displacement 5,200 t.
    Length 492'
    Beam 81'
    Draft 6'(lt) 33' 3"(subm)
    Complement 112
    Armament unknown
    Auxiliary Machinery unknown

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    USS Windsor (ARD-22)
    ARD-22 119k USS Floyd B. Parks (DD-884) undocking from USS ARD-22 at SRF Subic Bay, R.P, circa late March or early April 1956, after being fitted with a temporary bow to allow her to steam to the United States for permanent repairs. She had been damaged in a collision with USS Columbus (CA-74) , 11 March 1956.
    US Navy photo # NH 79346 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    US Naval Historical Center
    Lucid 122k USS Lucid (MSC-458) entering auxiliary repard dock USS Windsor (ARD 22) at Subic Bay, P.I.
    US Navy photo from the April 1968 edition of All Hands magazine
    Joe Radigan
    ARD-22 87k USS Windsor (ARD-22) at SRF Subic Bay, R.P, 24 May 1967.
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    ARD-22 220k Windsor (ARD-22) being towed into drydock by a mike boat at SRF Subic Bay, R.P., circa late 1970 -early 1971.
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine October 1971.
    Stanley C. Svec
    Fo Wu 6
    ARD-22 10k Ex-Windsor (ARD-22) in Republic of China service as Fo Wu 6, in service at Keelung, Taiwan.
    Republic of China Navy photo.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.

    USS Windsor (ARD-22)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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