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USS Amphitrite (ARL-29)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Bravo - Lima - Zulu
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:
  • Laid down as LST-1124, at Chicago Bridge and Iron Works, Seneca, IL.
  • Redesignated Landing Craft Repair Ship (ARL-29)
  • Launched 1 February 1945
  • Placed in reduced commission, 23 February 1945, for transit to her conversion yard at Baltimore, MD., LT. Thomas S. S. Medford, USNR in command
  • Decommissioned at Baltimore, 7 March 1945, for conversion to a Landing Craft Repair Ship at Bethlehem Steel Key Highway Plant, Baltimore, MD.
  • Recommissioned USS Amphitrite (ARL-29), 28 June 1945, LT. Thomas S. S. Medford, USNR in command
  • Following World War II USS Amphitrite was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    24 October 1945 to 17 March 1946 
    19 June to 25 November 194619 June to 25 November 1946

  • Decommissioned, 1 January 1947, at San Diego, CA.
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, San Diego Group
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 July 1961
  • Sold, 16 March 1962, to River Equipment, Inc., Memphis, TN.
  • Withdrawn from the San Diego Reserve Fleet Group, 12 April 1962
  • Converted to a barge, named TMT Biscayne in 1963
  • 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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    Amphitrite 33k USS Amphitrite (ARL-29) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from DANFS.
    Robert Hurst
    Amphitrite 124k USS Amphitrite (ARL-29) at anchor in the Whangpoo River, off Shanghai, China, circa late September to November 1946. James D. Grady Jr. QM3 USS Duluth for his father James D. Grady S1/c USS Amphitrite and
    Harry Goff Felshaw, Seaman Apprentice, USNR-R.

    USS Amphitrite (ARL-29)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Medford, Thomas Stanley Sewell, USNR23 February 1945 - 7 March 1945
     Decommissioned7 March 1945 - 28 June 1945
    01LT. Medford, Thomas Stanley Sewell, USNR28 June 1945 - 22 February 1946
    02LCDR. Stedman, Oliver Hazard, USNR22 February 1946 - 1 January 1947
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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