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International Radio Call Sign:
November - Papa - Delta - 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

USS ARD-23 was transferred to Argentina redesignated ARA Y-1
ARD-12 Class Auxiliary Repair Dock:
  • Laid down, circa 1944, at Pacific Bridge Co., Alameda CA.
  • Commissioned, USS ARD-23 in 1944
  • During World War II ARD-23 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater at Ulithi
  • Towed to Apra harbor at Guam at the end of the war
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Transferred under terms of the Security Assistance Program to Argentina in 1961
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 25 June 1992
  • Current Disposition, still active in Argentine Navy
    Displacement 5,200 t.
    Length 492'
    Beam 81'
    Draft 6'

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    ARD-23 54k ARD-23 anchored at Ulithi Atoll, Caroline Islands, date unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    ARD-23 61k USS ARD-23 crew members; Bob Edens, Joe Kutzko and Bill Piazza, at Apra harbor, Guam in 1946. Bill Piazza USS ARD-23
    ARD-23 100k USS ARD-23 crew members; CMM Dulebohn and CBM Swiniarski, at Apra harbor, Guam in 1946. Bill Piazza USS ARD-23
    ARD-23 191k USS ARD-23 crew members, at Apra harbor, Guam in 1946. Bill Piazza USS ARD-23

    There is no DANFS history available for USS ARD-23 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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