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NavSource Online: Amphibious Photo Archive
Contributed by Don McGrogan, BMCS, USN Ret.
USS Proserpine (ARL-21)
USS LST-1116 (1945)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Bravo - Foxtrot - Xray
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 - National Defense Service Medal
Achelous Class Landing Craft Repair Ship:
Laid down, 2 October 1944 as LST-1116 at Chicago Bridge and Iron Works, Seneca, IL.
Launched, 28 December 1944
Placed in reduced commission, 9 January 1945, as USS LST-1116 for transit to her conversion yard at Jacksonville, FL., LT. Leitch M. Scott, Meredith Leitch, USNR, in command
Decommissioned, 15 February 1945 at Gibbs Gas Engine Co., Jacksonville, FL. for conversion to a Landing Craft Repair Ship (ARL)
Recommissioned USS Proserpine (ARL-21), 31 May 1945, LCDR. Leitch M. Scott, USNR, in command
During World War II USS Proserpine was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Decommissioned, 18 January 1947, at Green Cove Spring, FL.
Assigned to the Atlantic Reserve Fleet at Green Cove Spring, FL.
Recommissioned, 27 October 1950
Decommissioned, 24 May 1956
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Boston Group, South Boston, MA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 26 September 1960, at South Boston, MA.
Sold 26 September 1960 to Interamerican Standard Co., New York, N.Y. as the barge MV McLeod
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 Proserpine (ARL-21) underway in the Port of Jacksonville, FL., 10 June 1945, after completion of conversion to a Landing Craft Repair Ship. Note the two tall kingposts, considerably closer together than earlier ARLs.
US National Archives photo # 19-N-86800, RG-19 LCM, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives..
||USS Proserpine (ARL-21) moored at NAB Little Creek, VA, circa 1951.
||George Panos, QMS2C USS Earle B. Hall
||USS Proserpine (ARL-21) moored at NAB Little Creek, VA, 1952.
||Donald B. Canaday
||USS Proserpine (ARL-21) laid up at East Boston, June 1961
||© Richard Leonhardt
USS Proserpine (ARL-21)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Scott, Meredith Leitch, USNR||9 January 1945 - 15 February 1945|
| ||Decommissioned||15 February 1945 - 31 May 1945|
|01||LCDR. Scott, Meredith Leitch, USNR||31 May 1945 - 18 January 1947|
| ||Decommissioned||18 January 1947 - 27 October 1950|
|02||LCDR. Darrow, John B., USNR||27 October 1950 - ?|
|03||LCDR. Hibler Jr., Oscar Newton||1953|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
USS Proserpine (ARL-21) 1953 Cruisebook courtesy Jim White SKSN, USS Minos 1952-54
Last Updated 27 October 2017
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