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LST-1118 / ARL-28 Typhon
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:
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)
Decommissioned, 16 February 1945, at Baltimore, MD. for completion as a Landing Craft Repair Ship
Recommissioned USS Typhon (ARL-28), 18 June 1945
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
Displacement 2,220 t.(lt) 3,960 t.(fl)
Draft 11' 2" (lim)
Speed 11.6 Kts.
Armament 2 quad 40mm w/Mk. 51 directors, 2 twin 40mm w/Mk. 51 directors, 6 twin 20 mm
Propulsion two General Motors 12-567 Diesel engines, two shafts, twin rudders.
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Last Updated 18 March 2005
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