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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:
|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 1946||21 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
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)
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 60w 450V A.C.
two propellers, 1,800shp
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||USS Coronis (ARL-10) anchored, date and location unknown.
||Hyperwar, US Navy in WWII
||USS Coronis (ARL-10), pierside, Western Pipe and Steel Co., San Francisco, CA, date unknown
||CAPT. Jerry Mason, USN (Ret)
||USS Tantalus (ARL-27) and USS Coronis (ARL-10) moored pierside at Shanghai, China, 5 April 1946.
||Edgar Runkel USS Tantalus
||Ex-USS Coronis (ARL-10) in merchant service as Trailer Princess, an un-powered camp barge, for heli-logging operations in coastal British Columbia.
USS Coronis (ARL-10)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Reidy Jr., John Joseph, USNR||29 June 1944 - 11 July 1944|
| ||Decommissioned||11 July 1944 - 28 November 1944|
|02||LT. Reidy Jr., John Joseph, USNR||28 November 1944 - 15 June 1946|
|03||LT. Chastain, Orvis Lee, USN||15 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
Last Updated 6 December 2019
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