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DE-281 / APD-97 Arthur L. Bristol
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Crosley Class High-speed Transport:
Laid down, 1 December 1943, as (DE-281), a Rudderow Class Destroyer Escort at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
Launched, 19 February 1944
Reclassified a Crosley Class High-speed Transport, 17 June 1944
Commissioned USS Arthur L. Bristol (APD-97), 25 June 1945
Decommissioned 29 April 1946 at Green Cove Springs FL.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group, Green Cove Springs, St John's River Area
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 June 1964
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping (date unknown) to Boston Metals Corp., Baltimore MD.
Displacement 1,400 t.
Length 306' ovl.
Draft 12' 7" (limiting)
Speed 23.6 kts. (trial)
Range 6,000 nautical miles at 12 kts.
Complement 12-15 Officers, 189-192 Enlisted
Troop Accommodations 12 Officers, 150 Enlisted
Boats 4 LCVP landing craft
six 1/4 ton trucks
two 1 ton trucks
four ammunition carts
four pack howitzers
Ammunition 6,000 cu. ft.
General Cargo 3,500 cu. ft.
Gasoline 1,000 cu. ft.
one 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount
three twin 40 mm gun mounts
six single 20 mm gun mounts
two depth charge tracks
Propulsion 2 Combustion Engineering "D" Express type boilers, 2 GE Turbines, (turbo-electric drive), 2 shafts, Shaft horsepower 12,000
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LSM-308 at the fitting out piers at US Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C. Other ships in this photo include:
Ray K. Edwards (APD-96),
Arthur L. Bristol (APD-97),
Truxton (APD-98), and
US Navy Yard Charleston photo # 132-46, dated 10 January 1945.
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View the Arthur L. Bristol (APD-97)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval Historical Center web site
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Fleet Reserve Association
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
NavSource DE Pages, USS Arthur L Bristol (DE-281)
Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
Last Updated 21 May 2004
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