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USS Myrmidon (ARL-16)
USS LST-948 (1944 - 1945)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Yankee - Sierra
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 1944 as USS LST-948, LT. Edgar A. Simpson USNR in command, for for transit to her conversion yard,
Merrill Stevens Shipyard, Jacksonville, FL.
Decommissioned, 10 November 1944, at Jacksonville, FL. for conversion to a Landing Craft Repair Ship
Recommissioned USS Myrmidon (ARL-16), 9 March 1945, LT. Edgar A. Simpson USNR 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 from 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
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 cal. 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 Myrmidon (ARL-16) under way, date and location unknown.
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 91143
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||USS Myrmidon (ARL-16) at anchor, date and location unknown.
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USS Myrmidon (ARL-16)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Simpson, Edgar Allen, USNR||19 October 1944 - 10 November 1944 ||LST-948|
| ||Decommissioned||10 November 1944 - 9 March 1945|| |
|02||LT. Simpson, Edgar Allen, USNR||9 March 1945 - October 1945||ARL-16|
|03||LT. Doak, Woodrow G., USNR||December 1945 - March 1946||ARL-16|
|04||LTjg. Bennett, Bert L., USNR||March 1946 - April 1946||ARL-16|
|05||LCDR. Bernson, Alvin Emanuel, USN||April 1946 - 14 January 1947||ARL-16|
|06||LT. Miles, Edwin Frank, USN||14 January 1947 - March 1947||ARL-16|
|07||LCDR. Matthews, Joseph Alfred, USN||March 1947 - 7 July 1947 ||ARL-16|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 29 September 2017
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