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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 1946||19 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Withdrawn from the San Diego Reserve Fleet Group, 12 April 1962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)
Draft 11' 2" (lim)
Speed 11.6 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 60 t.
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
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 Amphitrite (ARL-29) underway, date and location unknown.|
US Navy photo from DANFS.
||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)
|01||LT. Medford, Thomas Stanley Sewell, USNR||23 February 1945 - 7 March 1945|
| ||Decommissioned||7 March 1945 - 28 June 1945|
|01||LT. Medford, Thomas Stanley Sewell, USNR||28 June 1945 - 22 February 1946 |
|02||LCDR. Stedman, Oliver Hazard, USNR||22 February 1946 - 1 January 1947|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 19 January 2018
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|