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USS Pentheus (ARL-20)
USS LST-1115 (1944 - 1945)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Bravo - Foxtrot - Victor
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
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 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 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.|
US Navy photo
|Maynard L. Johnson MoMM/3 USS Pentheus
USS Pentheus (ARL-20)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Brock, Mason Edward, USNR||4 January 1945 - 6 February 1945|
| ||Decommissioned||6 February 1945 - 7 June 1945|
|01||LT. Brock, Mason Edward, USNR||6 February 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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