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USS Egeria (ARL-8)
USS LST-136 (1943 - 1944)

International Radio Call Sign:
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:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Leyte operation
    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)
    Length 328'
    Beam 50'
    Draft 11' 2" (lim)
    Speed 11.6 kts.
    Largest Boom Capacity 60 t.
    Officers 20
    Enlisted 230
    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
    Fuel Capacity
    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
    twin rudders

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    107k 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.
    Robert Hurst,
    Mike Green
    and the US Naval History Heritage Command

    USS Egeria (ARL-8)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Wilson, Ansel Helman, USNR30 March 1944 - 30 October 1945
    02LCDR. Mosier, Clifford Eugene, USN30 October 1945 - July 1946
    03LTjg. Black, Raymone Adney, USNJuly 1946 - 29 November 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and Russ Moody

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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