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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 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 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
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