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LST-1136 / ARL-32 Bellona
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - 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:
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
Lost due to grounding, 1 December 1945, near Iwo Jima at Kama Rocks
Final Disposition, destroyed, 14 May 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 5 June 1946
Displacement 2,220 t.(lt) 3,960 t.(fl)
Speed 11 kts.
one single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
two quad 40mm AA gun mounts w/Mk. 51 directors
two twin 40mm AA gun mounts w/Mk. 51 directors
six twin 20mm AA gun mounts
Propulsion 2 General Motors 12-567 diesel engines, two shafts, twin rudders
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Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Fleet Reserve Association
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
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Last Updated 7 April 2006
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