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USS Typhon (ARL-28)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Bravo - Kilo - Delta
NBKD
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 194629 March 1946 to 3 March 1947

  • Decommissioned and laid up in reserve in 1947 at San Diego, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 July 1960
  • Final Disposition, sold, 23 February 1961 to Al Epstein of New Orleans, LA., fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 3,900 t.(lt) 4,100 t.(fl)
    Length 328'
    Beam 50'
    Draft 11' 2" (lim)
    Speed 11.6 kts.
    Largest Boom Capacity 60 t.
    Complement
    Officers 22
    Enlisted 233
    Armament
    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
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 4,715 Bbls
    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 100Kw 450V A.C.
    two propellers, 1,800shp
    twin rudders

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    USS Typhon (ARL-28)
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    history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Jacobson, Bernard M., USNR18 January 1945 - 16 February 1945
     Decommissioned16 February 1945 - 18 June 1945
    02LT. Moulton, Thomas Barry, USNR18 June 1945 - ?
    03LCDR. Glessner, Raymond Samuel, USNR1 January 1946 - June 1946
    04LCDR. Edelson, Sidney, USNRJune 1946 - ?
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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