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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)
    Length 328'
    Beam 50'
    Draft 11' 2" (lim)
    Speed 11.6 kts.
    Largest Boom Capacity 60 t.
    Officers 22
    Enlisted 233
    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
    Fuel Capacity
    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
    twin rudders

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    Numitor 80k USS Numitor (ARL-17) drydocked, date and location unknown. Fred Reeve
    Numitor 103k USS Numitor (ARL-17) under way, date and location unknown.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 91144
    Fred Reeve
    Numitor 75k USS Numitor (ARL-17) with miscellaneous naval ships and craft alongside including LCT-960, date and location unknown. Photo by Thompson, Los Angeles Fred Reeve

    USS Numitor (ARL-17)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Minshew, Davis, USNR3 April 1945 - 10 September 1945
    02LT. Sachs, Oscar Bass, USNR10 September 1945 - December 1945
    04LTjg. Biggs, Ted, USNDecember 1945 - February 1946
    05LCDR Price, William McKinley, USNRFebruary 1946 - May 1946
    06LCDR Greene, Edwin Willis, USNRMay 1946 - 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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