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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. Albion 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., 4 December 1946
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group, Astoria
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 June 1972
USS Endymion earned two battle stars for World War II service
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
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 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) moored pierside at Tongue Point Naval Station, Astoria, OR. while serving as service vessel for small ships for
the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Tongue Point Group, April 1946. Endymion has three LCS(L)(3)'s including
USS LCS(L)(3)-116 and
US Navy photo.
|Dave Schroeder and John Chiquoine
USS Endymion (ARL-9)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Edgell, Albion, USNR||9 May 1944 - 26 August 1945|
|02||LT. Monohan, Charles Oscar, USNR||26 August 1945 - 17 September 1945|
|03||LCDR. Dundon Jr., Walter Bruce, USNR||17 September 1945 - December 1945|
|04||CDR. Lindner, Philip Francis, CDR USNR||December 1945 - 21 March 1946
|05||LTjg. Leonhard, John Stevens, LTJG USN||21 March 1946 - August 1946
|06||LTjg. Kotsmith, Chester Mike, LTJG USN||August 1946 - 4 December 1946
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and Russ Moody
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 3 April 2020
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