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USS Amphitrite (ARL-29)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Bravo - Lima - Zulu
NBLZ
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 for transit to her conversion yard at Baltimore, MD.
  • Decommissioned at Baltimore 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 to River Equipment, Inc., of Memphis, TN, 16 April 1962
  • Renamed TMT Biscayne in 1963
  • Final Disposition, 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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    Amphitrite 33k USS Amphitrite (ARL-29) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from DANFS.
    Robert Hurst
    Amphitrite 48k 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

    USS Amphitrite (ARL-29)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Medford, Thomas Stanley Sewe, USNR28 June 1945 - 22 February 1946
    02LCDR. Stedman, Oliver Hazard, USNR22 February 1946 - July 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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    Last Updated 13 December 2013