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USS Romulus (ARL-22)
USS LST-962 (1944 -1945)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Kilo - Foxtrot - Sierra
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Second Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal
Third Row - Korean Service Medal (1) - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korean War Service Medal (retroactive)
USS Romulus (ARL-22) was transferred to the Philippines, renamed BRP Aklan (AR-67)
Achelous Class Landing Craft Repair Ship:
Laid down as LST-962, 17 October 1944, at Bethlehem Steel Co., Hingham, MA.
Launched, 15 November 1944
Placed in reduced commission, 9 December 1944, as USS LST-962 for transit to her conversion yard at Jacksonville, FL., LT. George R. Hoell, USNR, in command
Decommissioned, 8 January 1945, at Gibbs Gas Engine Co., Jacksonville, FL., for conversion to a Landing Craft Repair Ship (ARL)
Recommissioned USS Romulus (ARL-22), 10 May 1945, LT. George R. Hoell, USNR in command
During World War II USS Romulus was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Following World War II USS Romulus was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|14 September 1945 to 8 December 1946||9 to 30 December 1946
Decommissioned, 12 May 1947, at San Pedro, CA.
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, San Diego Group
Recommissioned, 2 April 1952
During the Korean War USS Romulus (ARL-22) participated in the following campaign:
Korean War Campaign
Decommissioned, 1 June 1956, at Astoria, OR.
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 October 1960
Transferred in November 1961 under the Military Assistance Program to the Philippines, renamed BRP Aklan (AR-67)
Final Disposition, fate unknown
|Campaign and Dates
|Korean Summer-Fall 1953 Campaign, 28 May to 11 June 1953
Displacement 2,220 t.(lt) 3,960 t.(fl) 4,100 t.(lim)
Draft 11' 2" (lim)
Speed 11.6 kts. (trial)
one single 3"/50 cal. dual purpose gun mount
two quad 40mm AA gun mounts w/Mk. 51 directors
two twin 40mm AA gun mounts w/Mk. 51 directors
six twin 20mm AA gun mounts
Largest Boom Capacity 50 t.
Fuel Capacity 4,715Bbls
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 60Kw 450V A.C.
two propellers, 1,800shp
USS Romulus (ARL-22)
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| BRP Aklan (AR-67)
||Ex-Romulus (ARL-22) at anchor, circa 1968, while in Philippines service as BRP Aklan (AR-67).
||BRP Aklan (AR-67) getting underway, date and location unknown.|
Official Philippines Navy photo from "Janes Fighting Ships 1967-1968"
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
|01||LT. Hoell, George Raymond, USNR||9 December 1944 - 8 January 1945|
| ||Decommissioned||8 January 1945 to 10 May 1945|
|01||LT. Hoell, George Raymond, USNR||10 May 1945 - December 1945 |
|02||LT. Lenhart, John Howard, USNR||December1945 - March 1946|
|03||LT. Ryan, Marvin Francis, USN||March 1946 - June 1946
|04||LCDR. Kelly, James, Timothey, USN||June 1946 - 17 February 1947
| ||Decommissioned||12 May 1947 - 2 April 1952|
|04||LCDR. White, Robert Roy||1953|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 13 December 2013
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