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USS Amycus (ARL-2)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Quebec - Whiskey
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Navy Unit Commendation - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippine Liberation Medal (1)
Achelous Class Landing Craft Repair Ship:
Laid down as LST-489 at Kaiser Co., Richmond, CA.
Reclassified Landing Craft Repair Ship, ARL-2, 13 January 1943, while building
Launched, 2 April 1943
Completed at Matson Navigation Co., San Francisco, CA.
Commissioned USS Amycus (ARL-2), 30 July 1943, LT. John J. Reidy, Jr., in command
During WWII USS Amycus was assigned to Asiatic-Pacific Theater, Service Forces 7th Fleet, and participated in the following campaigns:
|Campaign and Dates
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|Hollandia operation, 27 April to 1 June 1944
Lingayen Gulf landings, 7 to 18 January 1945
Decommissioned, 15 November 1946, at San Francisco CA.
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 June 1970
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 13 August 1971 to Zidell Explorations, Inc., Portland, OR.
USS Amycus earned the Navy Unit Commendation for service in Salvage, Fire Fighting, and Rescue Unit, Service Force, 7th Fleet - Philippine Islands area, 6 January to 15 February 1945, and two battle stars for World War II service
Displacement 2,220 t.(lt) 3,960 t.(fl) 4,100 t.(lim)
Draft 11' 2" (lim)
Speed 11.6 kts. (trial)
one single 3"/50 cal. dual purpose gun mount
two quad 40mm AA gun mounts w/Mk. 51 directors
two twin 40mm AA gun mounts w/Mk. 51 directors
six twin 20mm AA gun mounts
Largest Boom Capacity 50 t.
Fuel Capacity 4,715Bbls
two General Motors 12-567A Diesel engines
single Falk Main Reduction Gears
Ships Service Generators
three 100Kw 120V/240V D.C.
two 60Kw 450V A.C.
two propellers, 1,800shp
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||USS Amycus (ARL-2) (aft plan view) moored pierside at San Francisco, 8 August 1943.
Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 5780-43, 8/8/43.
||USS Amycus (ARL-2) in San Francisco Bay, 10 August 1943, soon after commissioning. The bow doors on all ships of this class were welded shut.
US National Archives Photo # 19-N-51874, RG-19 LCM a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
||USS Amycus (ARL-2) in San Francisco Bay, 10 August 1943, soon after commissioning. Note the 3"/50 gun on the extreme stern with the 40 mm quad mount just forward of and above it.
US National Archives Photo # 19-N-51875, RG-19 LCM a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
|Darryl Baker and Robert Hurst
||The bow of USS Amycus (ARL-2) is just visible at the far left of this photo of USS Adonis (ARL-4) anchored at Shanghai, China, 4 February 1945.
||Vicki Bruzas for her father Rinaldo A. Rossi, S1/c USNR USS Adonis
USS Amycus (ARL-2)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History an Heritage Command
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 4 January 2013
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