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USS Myrmidon (ARL-16)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Yankee - Sierra
NVUY
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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


Achelous Class Landing Craft Repair Ship:
  • Laid down, 25 August 1944, as LST-948, at Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Hingham, MA.
  • Renamed Myrmidon, 11 September 1944
  • Launched, 28 September 1944
  • Placed in reduced commission, 19 October 19, 1944 for transit to her conversion yard, Merrill Stevens Shipyard, Jacksonville, FL;.
  • Decommissioned, 10 November 1944, Jacksonville, for conversion to a Landing Craft Repair Ship
  • Recommissioned USS Myrmidon (ARL-16), 9 March 1945, LT. Edgar A. Simpson in command
  • During World War II USS Myrmidon was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned, 7 July 1947, at Orange, TX. for lay up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Texas Group, Orange
  • Struck form the Naval Register, 1 April 1960
  • Sold, 21 December 1960, to River Equipment, Memphis, TN., resold to Dravo Corp, Neville Island, Pittsburgh, PA, 16 January 1961, Resold to Avondale Shipbuilding Corp, circa 1962
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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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    Myrmidon 28k USS Myrmidon (ARL-16) at anchor, date and location unknown. LST-361 web site

    USS Myrmidon (ARL-16)
    DANFS
    history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Simpson, Edgar Allen9 March 1945 - October 1945
    02LT. Miles, Edwin Frank, USN January 1947 - March 1947
    02LCDR. Matthews, Joseph Alfred, USN March 1947 - 1 July 1947
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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