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USS Romulus (ARL-22)
ex
USS LST-962 (1944 -1945)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Kilo - Foxtrot - Sierra
NKFW
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 19469 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
    Campaign and Dates
    Korean Summer-Fall 1953 Campaign, 28 May to 11 June 1953
  • 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
    Specifications:
    Displacement 2,220 t.(lt) 3,960 t.(fl) 4,100 t.(lim)
    Length 328'
    Beam 50'
    Draft 11' 2" (lim)
    Speed 11.6 kts. (trial)
    Complement
    Officers 19
    Enlisted 270
    Armament
    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
    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 60Kw 450V A.C.
    two propellers, 1,800shp
    twin rudders

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    BRP Aklan (AR-67)
    Romulus 38k Ex-Romulus (ARL-22) at anchor, circa 1968, while in Philippines service as BRP Aklan (AR-67). Robert Hurst
    Romulus 87k BRP Aklan (AR-67) getting underway, date and location unknown.
    Official Philippines Navy photo from "Janes Fighting Ships 1967-1968"
    Mike Green
    USS Romulus (ARL-22)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Hoell, George Raymond, USNR9 December 1944 - 8 January 1945
     Decommissioned8 January 1945 to 10 May 1945
    01LT. Hoell, George Raymond, USNR10 May 1945 - December 1945
    02LT. Lenhart, John Howard, USNRDecember1945 - March 1946
    03LT. Ryan, Marvin Francis, USNMarch 1946 - June 1946
    04LCDR. Kelly, James, Timothey, USNJune 1946 - 17 February 1947
     Decommissioned12 May 1947 - 2 April 1952
    04LCDR. White, Robert Roy1953
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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