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USS Numitor (ARL-17)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Kilo - Foxtrot - Foxtrot
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 - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Achelous Class Landing Craft Repair Ship:
Originally planned as LST-954 but laid down, 19 September 1944 as ARL-17 at Bethlehem Hingham Corp., Hingham, MA.
Launched, 18 October 1944
Towed or Ferried to her conversion yard at Baltimore
Converted to a Landing Craft Repair Ship (ARL) at Bethlehem Key Highway Yard, Baltimore, MD.
Commissioned USS Numitor (ARL-17), 3 April 1945, LT. Davis Minshew, USNR in command
During World War II USS Numitor was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Following World War II USS Numitor was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September 1945 to 22 February 1946
Decommissioned, 1 July 1947, at Orange, TX.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Texas Group, Orange
Struck from Naval Register, 1 April 1960
Final Disposition, sold to Southern Scrap Metal Co., New Orleans, LA., hull later sold to Dravo Corp for conversion to a drydock
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 Numitor (ARL-17) drydocked, date and location unknown.
||USS Numitor (ARL-17) under way, date and location unknown.
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 91144
||USS Numitor (ARL-17) with miscellaneous naval ships and craft alongside including LCT-960, date and location unknown. Photo by Thompson, Los Angeles
USS Numitor (ARL-17)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Minshew, Davis, USNR||3 April 1945 - 10 September 1945|
|02||LT. Sachs, Oscar Bass, USNR||10 September 1945 - December 1945|
|04||LTjg. Biggs, Ted, USN||December 1945 - February 1946|
|05||LCDR Price, William McKinley, USNR||February 1946 - May 1946|
|06||LCDR Greene, Edwin Willis, USNR||May 1946 - 1 July 1947|
|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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