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USS Typhon (ARL-28)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Bravo - Kilo - Delta
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-1118
Reclassified as ARL-28, 14 August 1944
Named Typhon, 11 September 1944
Laid down, 17 October 1944, at Chicago Bridge and Iron Co., Seneca, IL.
Launched, 5 January 1945
Commission, 18 January 1945, as USS Typhon (ARL-28), LT. Bernard M. Jacobsen, USNR, in command
Decommissioned, 16 February 1945, at Baltimore, MD. for completion as a Landing Craft Repair Ship
Recommissioned USS Typhon (ARL-28), 18 June 1945, LT. Thomas S. Moulton, USNR, in command
During World War II USS Typhon was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Following World War II USS Typhon was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|16 November 1945 to 28 March 1946||29 March 1946 to 3 March 1947
Decommissioned and laid up in reserve, 7 August 1947 at San Diego, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 July 1960
Sold, 23 February 1961 to Al Epstein of New Orleans, LA., barge P&T&S #28
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 Typhon (ARL-28) under way with tug Caroline alongside, probably in the Chesapeake Bay near Baltimore, MD., June 1945.
||USS Typhon (ARL-28) at anchor off Saipan, Marianas Islands, date unknown.
||USS Typhon (ARL-28) under way, view looking aft, date and location unknown.
||USS Typhon (ARL-28) crew members, date and location unknown.
||USS Typhon (ARL-28) shooting at a mine, date and location unknown.
||USS Typhon (ARL-28) carpenter shop crew members, date and location unknown.
||Two unidentified USS Typhon (ARL-28) crew members, date and location unknown.
USS Typhon (ARL-28)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Jacobson, Bernard M., USNR||18 January 1945 - 16 February 1945 |
| ||Decommissioned||16 February 1945 - 18 June 1945|
|02||LT. Moulton, Thomas Barry, USNR||18 June 1945 - ? |
|03||LCDR. Glessner, Raymond Samuel, USNR||1 January 1946 - June 1946 |
|04||LCDR. Edelson, Sidney, USNR||June 1946 - ?|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 20 October 2017
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