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USS Egeria (ARL-8)
International Radio Call Sign:
USS LST-136 (1943 - 1944)
November - Juliet - Kilo -Bravo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Navy Unit Commendation - American Campaign Medal- Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (1)
Achelous Class Landing Craft Repair Ship:
Laid down, 19 June 1943, as LST-136 at Chicago Bridge and Iron Works, Seneca IL.
Launched, 23 November 1943
Placed in partial commission, 18 December 1943, as USS LST-136 for transit to her conversion yard at Baltimore, MD.
Decommissioned at Baltimore and converted to a Landing Craft Repair Ship (ARL)
Recommissioned USS Egeria (ARL-8), 30 March 1944, LT. Ansel H. Wilson, USNR, in command
During WWII USS Egeria was assigned to Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
Leyte landings, 20 October 1944
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 26 March to 14 June 1945
Decommissioned 29 November 1946
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
USS Egeria 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
Turned over to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) for disposal
Sold by MARAD, 1 June 1980
Final Disposition, scrapped in 1980
Displacement 3,900 t.(lt) 4,100 t.(fl)
Draft 11' 2" (lim)
Speed 11.6 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 60 t.
one single 3"/50 cal. dual purpose gun mount
two quad 40mm AA gun mounts w/Mk. 51 directors
six twin 20 mm AA gun mounts
Diesel 4,715 Bbls
two General Motors 12-567A Diesel engines
single Falk Main Reduction Gears
Ship's Service Generators
three Diesel-drive 100Kw 120V/240V D.C.
two Diesel-drive 100Kw 450V A.C.
two propellers, 1,800shp
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||USS Egeria (ARL-8) under way near Baltimore, MD., circa April 1944 after completion of conversion. Note the two short
kingposts forward widely separated by empty deck space.
US National Archives photo #'s 19-N-63509, 19-N-63510, 19-N-63513, 19-N-63511
and i>19-N-63512 US Navy Bureau of Ships photos now in the collections of the US National Archives.
and the US Naval History Heritage Command
USS Egeria (ARL-8)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
| ||Ferry Command||18 December 1943 - 3 November 1943|
| ||Decommissioned||3 November 1943 - 30 March 1944|
|01||LT. Wilson, Ansel Helman, USNR||30 March 1944 - 30 October 1945|
|02||LCDR. Mosier, Clifford Eugene, USN||30 October 1945 - July 1946|
|03||LTjg. Black, Raymone Adney, USN||July 1946 - 29 November 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and Russ Moody
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 29 September 2017
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|