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USS Bellona (ARL-32)
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
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 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 Bellona (ARL-32)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Sullivan, Walter Paul, USNR||26 July 1945 - October 1945|
|02||LT. Farrell, Richard Evan, USNR||October 1945 - 4 February 1946|
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