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USS Minos (ARL-14)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Mike - Xray
NJMX
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal


Achelous Class Landing Craft Repair Ship:
  • Laid down, 16 June 1944, as LST-644 at Chicago Bridge & Iron Co., Seneca, IL.
  • Launched, 15 September 1944
  • Named Minos and redesignated ARL-14, 14 August 1944
  • Commissioned USS Minos (ARL-14), 26 September 1944, LT. W. Gray in command
  • Completed conversion to an Landing Craft Repair Ship at Gibbs Gas Engine Co., Jacksonville, FL.
  • Decommissioned, 18 June 1946 at Green Cove Springs, FL.
  • Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Charleston, S.C. Group
  • Recommissioned, 22 September 1950
  • Decommissioned, 19 August 1955
  • Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group, Green Cove Springs
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 January 1960
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 18 October 1960, to Portsmouth Salvage Co., Portsmouth, VA.
    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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    Minos 85k USS Minos (ARL-14) underway in Chesapeake Bay, circa 1951 Donald B. Canaday
    Minos 156k USS Minos (ARL-14) underway in Chesapeake Bay, during a refueling exercise with USS Proserpine (ARL-21), circa 1951. Photo taken from Proserpine. Donald B. Canaday
    Minos 83k USS Minos (ARL-14) underway in Chesapeake Bay, during a refueling exercise with USS Proserpine (ARL-21), circa 1951. Photo taken from Proserpine. Donald B. Canaday
    Minos 167k USS Minos (ARL-14) underway in Chesapeake Bay, during a refueling exercise with USS Proserpine (ARL-21), circa 1951. Photo taken from Proserpine. Donald B. Canaday
    Minos 58k USS Minos (ARL-14) pierside, Norfolk, Va., circa 1952. George Panos, QMS/2C USS Earle B. Hall
    Minos 75k USS Minos (ARL-14) moored pierside at NAB Little Creek, circa 1951-54. Photo by Michael Eberhardt Sr. USS Minos Mike Eberhardt in honor of his father Michael R. Eberhardt Sr, DKSN, USNR-R USS Minos
    Minos 63k USS Minos (ARL-14) moored pierside at NAB Little Creek, circa 1951-54. Photo by Michael Eberhardt Sr. USS Minos Mike Eberhardt in honor of his father Michael R. Eberhardt Sr, DKSN, USNR-R USS Minos
    Minos 74k USS Minos (ARL-14) at anchor in Chesapeake Bay, date unknown. Jim White SKSN, USS Minos 1952-54.
    Minos 390k USS Minos (ARL-14) dropping anchor at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, date unknown. Jim White SKSN, USS Minos 1952-54.

    USS Minos (ARL-14)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Gray, William Charles, USNR26 September 1944 - 14 October 1944
     Decommissioned14 October 1944 - 8 March 1945
    01LT. Gray, William Charles, USNR8 March 1945 - 1 December 1945
    02LT. Freund, John Lamont, USNR1 December 1945 - January 1946
    03LCDR. Thomas, Earle Albert, USNRJanuary 1946 - 18 June 1946
     Decommissioned18 June 1946 - 22 September 1950
    05Evans, Samuel Luther, USN1953 - ?
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Crew photos and crew listings
    Contact Information
    Contact: Jim White SKSN
    Address: 17 Township Road 1204, Apt 1 B, Proctorville, Ohio, 45669
    Phone: 740-451-2299
    E-mail: USS Minos (ARL-14) Crew Contact

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