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USS Pentheus (ARL-20)
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USS LST-1115 (1944 - 1945)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Bravo - Foxtrot - Victor
NBFV
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 - Philippines Liberation Medal


Achelous Class Landing Craft Repair Ship:
  • Laid down as LST-1115, 29 September 1944, at Chicago Bridge and Iron Works, Seneca IL.
  • Launched, 22 December 1944
  • Placed in reduced commission, 4 January 1945, as USS LST-1115 for transit to her conversion yard at Baltimore, MD.
  • Decommissioned, 6 February 1945, at Baltimore, MD., for conversion to a Landing Craft Repair Ship (ARL)
  • Re-commissioned USS Pentheus (ARL-20), 7 June 1945, LT. Mason E. Brock, USNR in command
  • During World War II USS Pentheus was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned, 20 April 1946, at Green Cove Spring, FL.
  • Assigned to the Atlantic Reserve Fleet at Green Cove Spring
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 January 1960
  • Sold, 13 June 1960 to Ships Inc., of Florida
  • 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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    Pentheus50k USS Pentheus (ARL-20) off-loading pontoons that she had taken on at Providence R.I. on completion of her voyage to Subic Bay, P.I. in October 1945.
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    Maynard L. Johnson MoMM/3 USS Pentheus

    USS Pentheus (ARL-20)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Brock, Mason Edward, USNR4 January 1945 - 6 February 1946
     Decommissioned6 February 1945 - 7 June 1945
    01LT. Brock, Mason Edward, USNR7 June 1945 - 20 April 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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