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USS Bellona (ARL-32)
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USS LST-1136 (1945)


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal


Achelous Class Landing Craft Repair Ship:
  • Redesignated ARL-32, 14 August 1944
  • Laid down, 27 December 1944, as LST-1136 at Chicago Bridge and Iron Co., Seneca, IL.
  • Launched, 26 March 1945
  • Placed in reduced commission as USS LST-1136, 6 April 1945, for transit to her conversion yard at Baltimore, MD.
  • Decommissioned, 27 April 1945, at Bethlehem Steel Co., Key Highway Plant, Baltimore, MD.
  • Recommissioned USS Bellona (ARL-32), 26 July 1945, LT. W. P. Sullivan, USNR, in command
  • During World War II USS Bellona was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Lost due to grounding, 1 December 1945, near Iwo Jima at Kama Rocks
  • Decommissioned, 4 February 1946
  • Final Disposition, destroyed, 14 May 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 5 June 1946
    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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    USS Bellona (ARL-32)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Sullivan, Walter Paul, USNR26 July 1945 - October 1945
    02LT. Farrell, Richard Evan, USNROctober 1945 - 4 February 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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