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|Campaign and Dates||Campaign and Dates|
Capture and occupation of Saipan, 25 June to 21 July 1944
Capture and occupation of Guam, 1 to 15 August 1944
|Iwo Jima operation
Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 19 February to 16 March 1945
|Tinian capture and occupation, 24 to 31 July 1944|
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| USS Agenor (ARL-3)
|216k||Agenor (ARL-3) at the Matson Navigation Co., pier in San Francisco, 8 August 1943, shortly before commissioning. The "A" frame hoist could lift a 50-ton weight by means of a multiple past purchase whose line was connected to the drum of a 50 hp which. It was a general purpose hoist, capable of supporting a motor torpedo boat on its cradle when in stripped condition, or a section of the 105-ft landing Craft Tank, Mk V. "A" frame hoists were fitted to the converted LSTs of the AGP-4, ARB-1, ARL-1 and ARL-10 classes.
US National Archives photo # 19-N-87305, RG-19-LCM, a US navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
| RFS Vulcain (A-656)
|52k||Ex-USS Agenor (ARL-3) in French naval service as RFS Vulcain (A-656) attempting to re-float a small coastal freighter at the mouth of the Haiphong, Vietnam, 1952||Provided by François Laurent QM/signalman RFS Vulcain, submitted by André Pilon RFS Golo|
|36k||RFS Vulcain (A-656) underway, date and location unknown.||Robert Hurst|
|26k||RFS Vulcain (A-656) while participating in Operation Hirondelle, French Indo-china, July 1953. She is shown waiting to pick-up French and Vietnamese paratroopers who had raided Vietminh supply depots near Lang Son. After photographing and destroying the depots, the paratroopers returned overland via Loc Binh, where other French units had been dropped on the 17th to repair and hold a river crossing for the retreating units; and then to form a rearguard for 20 miles. The entire force rendezvoused with Mobile Group Five, and was then extracted by sea on July 19, suffering from heat exhaustion. Photo by Pierre Ferrari (Cinematographic Service of the Armies, SCA). French Defense Ministry archives (ECPAD). Info regards Operation Hirondelle courtesy of Wikipedia.||Robert Hurst|
|41k||RFS Vulcain (A-656) moored in Halong Bay, North Vietnam, probably to repair a LCM, circa 1951-1954.
Photos by Thierry Le Cam
|André Pilon RFS Golo|
|52k||RFS Vulcain (A-656) ships insignia pin.||André Pilon RFS Golo|
| ROCS Wu Tai (ARL-336)
|47k||Ex-USS Agenor (ARL-3) in Taiwanese service as Wu Tai (ARL-336)||Taiwan Navy web site|
|01||LT. Markley, Argyle Willis, USNR||30 August 1943 - 30 November 1943|
|02||LT. Brooks, Curtis Charles, USNR||30 November 1943 - 31 December 1943|
|03||LCDR. Nagle, Louis Francis, USNR||31 December 1943 - 20 January 1944|
|04||LCDR. Roenicke, Walter Otto, USN||20 January 1944 - 30 November 1944|
|05||LCDR. Rocca, Curtis Michael, USNR||30 November 1944 - 30 September 1945|
|06||LT. Hightower Jr., John Newton, USN||1946|
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