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USS Arco (ARD-29)
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USS ARD-29 (1956 - 1967)
ARD-29 (1944 - 1945)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Hotel - Zulu - Oscar



Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal (2)



USS Arco (ARD-29) was transferred to Iran renamed Drydock No. 400
ARD-12 Class Auxiliary Repair Dock:
  • Laid down in 1944, at Pacific Bridge Co., Alameda CA.
  • Placed in service in 1944 at Naval Repair Base San Diego, CA.
  • Commissioned, USS ARD-29, 23 June 1945, LT. Hector Phillips, USNR, in command
  • During WWII USS ARD-29 served at San Diego and after World War II she served at Guam and Okinawa until transferred to the Submarine Base Pearl Harbor
  • Returned to Guam to serve from 1959 to 1971
  • Named USS Arco (ARD-29), 28 March 1967
  • Decommissioned, 1 November 1971
  • Transferred on load to Iran, renamed Drydock No. 400
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1977
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 5,200 t.
    Length 491' 8"
    Beam 81'
    Draft 5' 8" (light), 33' 3" (subm.)
    Complement
    Peacetime -3 Officers, 15 CPOs, 62 Enlisted
    Wartime - 3 Officers, 11 CPOs, 80 Enlisted
    Auxiliary Machinery unknown
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    Arco 71k USS ARD-29 drydocked at Naval Shipyard Pearl Harbor in Drydock Number Four for repairs in April 1951.
    US Navy photo
    Rocky Tankersley EMP2/c USNR, USS ARD-29, 21 Sept. 1950 to 4 Jan. 1952.
    Arco 50k USS ARD-29's dock basin looking aft from the bridge while moored at the Submarine Base Pearl Harbor, April 1951.
    US Navy photo
    Rocky Tankersley EMP2/c USNR, USS ARD-29, 21 Sept. 1950 to 4 Jan. 1952.
    Arco 101k USS ARD-29's Electricians "Electrical Gang", January 1951, Submarine Base Pearl Harbor. Left to Right EMC Wilson, EMP2/c Tankersley, EMP3/c Swain, EMC Hamilton, kneeling, EMFN Ostermeir. Rocky Tankersley EMP2/c USNR, USS ARD-29, 21 Sept. 1950 to 4 Jan. 1952.
    Arco 107k USS ARD-29 Electricians Mate Chiefs Wilson and Hamilton, January 1951, Submarine Base Pearl Harbor. Rocky Tankersley EMP2/c USNR, USS ARD-29, 21 Sept. 1950 to 4 Jan. 1952.

    USS ARD-29 / USS Arco (ARD-29)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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