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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:
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
|Campaign and Dates
Balikpapan operation, 1 to 20 July 1945
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 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 100Kw 450V A.C.
two propellers, 1,800shp
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||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)
|01||LT. Pooley, Michael George, USNR||16 September 1944 - 26 September 1944|
| ||Decommissioned||26 September 1944 - 27 January 1945|
|01||LT. Pooley, Michael George, USNR||27 January 1945 - 27 September 1945|
|02||CDR. Smith Jr., Harold Thomas, USNR||July 1946 - December 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 19 February 2016
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