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USS Chimaera (ARL-33)
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:
Allocated as LST-1137
Redesignated ARL-33, 14 August 1944
Laid down. date unknown, as Chimaera (ARL-33) at Chicago Bridge and Iron Co., Seneca IL.
Launched, 30 March 1945
Placed in reduced commissioned as USS Chimaera (ARL-33)
Decommissioned, 7 May 1945, at her conversion yard at Baltimore, MD.
Recommissioned, 7 August 1945, LT. Frederick Edson Clerk Jr. in command
During World War II USS Chimaera was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Following World War II USS Chimaera was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|23 January 1946 to 1 September 1947||23 January 1946 to 1 September 1947
Decommissioned, 8 March 1948, at San Pedro. CA.
Laid up at the Pacific Reserve Fleet, San Diego Group
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 2,220 t.(lt) 4,100 t.(fl)
Speed 11.6 kts.
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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||USS Chimaera (ARL-33) underway, date and location unknown.
||Hyperwar, US Navy in WWII
||USS Chimaera (ARL-33) underway in Baltimore harbor, circa 1945.
||Hughes Studio Photo Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Maryland Historical Society
||USS Chimaera (ARL-33) laid up in Reserve at San Diego, CA. Note USS Harry L. Glucksman (MSS-1) also visible in this photo.
Photo by Ronald Roy SMC USN Ret.
|Scott Nelson for his Grandfather Ronald Roy SMC USN Ret. USS Atlas
USS Chimaera (ARL-33)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 18 November 2011
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