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USS Creon (ARL-11)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Kilo - Romeo
NJKR
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
  • Decommissioned, 8 June 1949
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, San Diego Group
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • USS Creon 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 22
    Enlisted 233
    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 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)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Pooley, Michael George, USNR16 September 1944 - 26 September 1944
     Decommissioned26 September 1944 - 27 January 1945
    01LT. Pooley, Michael George, USNR27 January 1945 - 27 September 1945
    02CDR. Smith Jr., Harold Thomas, USNRJuly 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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