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USS Creon (ARL-11)

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

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal

Achelous Class Landing Craft Repair Ship:
  • Laid down as LST-1036 at Boston Navy Yard, Boston, MA.
  • Launched 24 August 1944
  • Placed in partial commission, as USS LST 1036, 16 September 1944 for transit to her conversion yard at Baltimore, MD., LT. Michael G. Pooley, USNR in command
  • Decommissioned at Baltimore, 26 September 1944, for conversion to a Landing Craft Repair Ship (ARL)
  • Commissioned USS Creon (ARL-11), 27 January 1945, LT. Michael G. Pooley, USNR in command
  • During World War II USS Creon was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Borneo operation
    Balikpapan operation, 1 to 20 July 1945

  • USS Creon (ARL-11) was assigned to Joint Task Force 1, Task Unit 1.8.1 Service Group - Repair and Service Unit for Operation Crossroads the atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll in July 1946
  • Decommissioned, 8 June 1949
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, San Diego Group
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS Creon earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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 22
    Enlisted 233
    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 100Kw 450V A.C.
    two propellers, 1,800shp
    twin rudders

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    Creon 66k USS Creon (ARL-11) at anchor, date and location unknown. Submitted by Léon F. Guyot in honor of his late father-in-law Cecil L.Colvin USS Creon, March 1945 to July 1948

    USS Creon (ARL-11)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Pooley, Michael George, USNR16 September 1944 - 26 September 1944
     Decommissioned26 September 1944 - 27 January 1945
    02LT. Pooley, Michael George, USNR27 January 1945 - March 1946
    03LTjg. Sevier Jr., Cameron, USN (USNA 1945)March 1946 - June 1946
    04CDR. Smith Jr., Harold Thomas, USNRJune 1946 - December 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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