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USS Stentor (ARL-26)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - India - November - November
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
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)

Achelous Class Landing Craft Repair Ship:
  • Projected as LST-858
  • Redesignated a Landing Craft Repair Ship 14 August 1944
  • Laid down, 21September 1944, at Chicago Bridge and Iron Co., Seneca, IL.
  • Launched, 11 November 1944
  • Commissioned USS Stentor (ARL-26) 22 December 1944, LT. Charles J. Miller in command
  • During World War II USS Stentor was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Following World War II USS Stentor was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    19 March to 17 May 194620 December 1945 to 18 March 1946
     8 May to 6 October 1946

  • Decommissioned, 9 January 1945, at Mobile, AL. for fitting out as an ARL
  • Recommissioned, 28 April 1945
  • Decommissioned, 25 May 1948, at San Diego, CA.
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, San Diego Group
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 July 1960
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 23 January 1961, to Diesel Parts Corp., New York City
    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)
    Officers 19
    Enlisted 270
    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
    Diesel 4,715 Bbls
    two General Motors 12-567A Diesel engines
    single Falk Main Reduction Gears
    Ships Service Generators
    three 100Kw 120V/240V D.C.
    two 60Kw 450V A.C.
    two propellers, 1,800shp
    twin rudders

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    Stentor 82k USS Stentor (ARL-26) in Mobile Bay, AL., 3 May 1945, after completion of conversion to a Landing Craft Repair Ship.
    US National Archives photo # 19-N-82887, RG-19 LCM, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Robert Hurst
    Stentor 794k USS Stentor (ARL-26) at anchor, date and location unknown. Brad Albee for his father James F. Albee S1/c USS Stentor 1945-46.
    Stentor 64k USS Stentor (ARL-26) moored pierside, date and location unknown. Tina Gibson in honor of her father Homer A. Bacas Y1/c USS Stentor 1945-46.
    Stentor 118k USS Stentor (ARL-26) crew standing at inspection. Y1/c Bacas is directly behind the inspecting officer, date and location unknown. (The inspecting officer is most likely the Commanding Officer, LT. Charles J. Miller.) Tina Gibson in honor of her father Homer A. Bacas Y1/c USS Stentor 1945-46.
    Stentor 102k
    Stentor 993k USS Stentor (ARL-26) crew list dated 12 December 1946. Brad Albee for his father James F. Albee S1/c USS Stentor 1945-46.

    USS Stentor (ARL-26)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Miller, Charles James22 December 1944 - 9 January 1945
     Decommissioned9 January 1945 - 28 April 1945
    01LT. Miller, Charles James28 April 1945 - 10 December 1946
    02LCDR. Spalding, William Alfred, USNR10 December 1946 - 25 May 1948
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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