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USS Endymion (ARL-9)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Kilo - Golf
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (2- 28 April 1945 and 21 June1945 ) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal
Pearl Heart (15 WIA, 28 April 1945, 11-WIA, 21 June 1945)
Achelous Class Landing Craft Repair Ship:
Laid down, 23 August 1943, as LST-513 at Chicago Bridge and Iron Co., Seneca, IL.
Reclassified as a Landing Craft Repair Ship ARL, 3 November 1943
Launched, 17 December 1943
Commissioned USS Endymion (ARL-9), 9 May 1944, LT. A. Edgell USNR in command
During World War II USS Endymion was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Landing Craft Flotillas and participated in the following campaigns:
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Western Caroline Islands operation
Capture and occupation of southern Palau Islands, 6 to 14 October 1944
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 April to 30 June 1945
Decommissioned at Astoria OR., 30 November 1946
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group, Astoria
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 June 1972
Sold for mercantile service, 1 September 1973, renamed MV Petrola XVIII
Registered to Petrola Hellas S.A., Panama, in 1974
Name changed to MV Petrola 18 in September 1976
Sold in 1978 to Thetis Shipping & Trading Corp. S.A., Panama,
Resold, date unknown, to Sete Technical Services S.A., Panama, renamed MV Sete 50
Final Disposition, fate unknown
USS Endymion earned 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 Endymion (ARL-9) at anchor, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo
||USS Endymion (ARL-9), anchored at Kerama Retto, Okinawa, May 1945.
Photo by Al Schneider USS Endymion
||USS Endymion (ARL-9) at anchorage X-13 East Loch, Naval Station Pearl Harbor HI.
Photo by Walter R. Jones USS Endymion
USS Endymion (ARL-9)
DANFS history entry Located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Western Caroline Islands Attack Landing Order
Beach White Peleliu - CTF 32 Operation Plan A501-44 Appendix 4 to Annex "D"
Last Updated 19 October 2012
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|