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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 194629 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)
    Length 328'
    Beam 50'
    Draft 11' 2" (lim)
    Speed 11.6 kts.
    Largest Boom Capacity 60 t.
    Officers 22
    Enlisted 233
    one single 3"/50 cal. 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
    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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    Typhon 186k USS Typhon (ARL-28) under way with tug Caroline alongside, probably in the Chesapeake Bay near Baltimore, MD., June 1945. Steve Franklin
    Typhon 51k USS Typhon (ARL-28) at anchor off Saipan, Marianas Islands, date unknown. Steve Franklin
    Typhon 288k USS Typhon (ARL-28) under way, view looking aft, date and location unknown. Steve Franklin
    Typhon 220k USS Typhon (ARL-28) crew members, date and location unknown. Steve Franklin
    Typhon 207k USS Typhon (ARL-28) hoisting a boat aboard, date and location unknown. Tommy Trampp
    Typhon 155k USS Typhon (ARL-28) crewmen shooting at mines off the coast of Japan, 1945. Steve Franklin
    Tommy Trampp
    Typhon 191k
    Typhon 176k USS Typhon (ARL-28) carpenter shop crew members, date and location unknown. Steve Franklin
    Typhon 138k Two unidentified USS Typhon (ARL-28) crew members, date and location unknown. Brian Miller

    USS Typhon (ARL-28)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    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 - 1-January 1946
    03LCDR. Glessner, Raymond Samuel, USNR1 January 1946 - June 1946
    04LCDR. Sidney, Edelson, USNRJune 1946 - 7 August 1947
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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