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USS Coronis (ARL-10)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Kilo - Kilo
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. LT. John J. Reidy, Jr. USNR in command
  • Decommissioned, 11 July 1944
  • Commissioned in full, USS Coronis (ARL-10), 28 November 1944, at Bethlehem Steel Co. Key Highway Plant, Baltimore, MD., LT. John J. Reidy, 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
  • USS Coronis earned one battle star for World War II service
  • 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

    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 21
    Enlisted 232
    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 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)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Reidy Jr., John Joseph, USNR29 June 1944 - 11 July 1944
     Decommissioned11 July 1944 - 28 November 1944
    02LT. Reidy Jr., John Joseph, USNR28 November 1944 - 15 June 1946
    03LT. Chastain, Orvis Lee, USN15 June 1946 - 29 July 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
    USS Coronis (ARL-10) Commissioning Program
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