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USS Coronis (ARL-10)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Kilo - Kilo
NJKK
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom,left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)


Achelous Class Landing Craft Repair Ship:
  • Laid down as LST-1003, 3 May 1944,at Boston Navy Yard, Boston, MA.
  • Launched, 8 June 1944
  • Reclassified a Landing Craft Repair Ship ARL, 12 June 1944
  • Placed in reduced commission, 29 June 1944, for transit to her conversion yard at Baltimore, MD.
  • Commissioned in full, USS Coronis (ARL-10), 28 November 1944, LT. J. J. Ready, Jr., USNR, in command
  • During World War II USS Coronis was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 3 April to 18 June 1945

  • Following World War II USS Coronis was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    2 September to 20 March 194621 March to 9 April 1946

  • Decommissioned, 29 July 1946, at Vancouver, WA.
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group, Astoria, OR.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Merchant Service
    Sold for commercial service circa 1965, renamed MV Trailer Princess, converted for use as a ferry by the Canadian Pacific Railroad, reflagged Canadian
    Sold date and to whom unknown
    Current Disposition, converted to un-powered tow barge for use as a 40 person camp used in heli-logging operations in coastal British Columbia
  • USS Coronis earned one battle star for World War II service
    Specifications:
    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.
    Complement
    Officers 21
    Enlisted 232
    Armament
    one single 3'/50 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
    Propulsion
    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 60w 450V A.C.
    two propellers, 1,800shp
    twin rudders

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    USS Coronis (ARL-10)
    Coronis 116k USS Coronis (ARL-10) anchored, date and location unknown. Hyperwar, US Navy in WWII
    Coronis 118k USS Coronis (ARL-10), pierside, Western Pipe and Steel Co., San Francisco, CA, date unknown CAPT. Jerry Mason, USN (Ret)
    Tantalus 23k USS Tantalus (ARL-27) and USS Coronis (ARL-10) moored pierside at Shanghai, China, 5 April 1946. Edgar Runkel USS Tantalus
    Merchant Service
    Coronis 934k Ex-USS Coronis (ARL-10) in merchant service as Trailer Princess, an un-powered camp barge, for heli-logging operations in coastal British Columbia. Sheldon May
    Coronis 1472k

    USS Coronis (ARL-10)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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