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USS Daedalus (ARL-35)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

Achelous Class Landing Craft Repair Ship:
  • Laid down as LST-1143 at Chicago Bridge and Iron Co, Seneca, IL.
  • Redesignated Landing Craft Repair Ship ARL-35, 14 August 1944
  • Launched, 26 March 1945
  • Placed in reduced commission, 9 May 1945, for transit to her conversion yard at Mobile AL., LT. Roy E. Butler USN in command
  • Decommissioned, 21 May 1945, at Mobile, AL. and converted to a Landing Craft Repair Ship
  • Recommissioned USS Daedalus (ARL-35), 19 October 1945, LT. Roy E. Butler USN in command
  • Decommissioned, 23 October 1947, for lay up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet at Green Cove Springs, FL.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold 28 October 1960, to Norfolk, Baltimore and Caroline Line, for merchant service, named MV Virginia Clipper
  • Resold in 1978 to Thor Corporation of Venezuela
  • Final Disposition fate unknown
    Displacement 2,220 t.(lt) 4,100 t.(fl)
    Length 328'
    Beam 50'
    Speed 11.6 kts.
    Officers 21
    Enlisted 232
    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
    Fuel Capacity
    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 60Kw 450V A.C.
    two propellers, 1,800shp
    twin rudders

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    Daedalus 185k Ex-USS Daedalus (ARL-35) underway as MV Virginia Clipper while in the service of the Norfolk, Baltimore and Carolina Lines in Hampton Roads, 1961.
    Photo courtesy Norfolk, Baltimore and Caroline Lines
    Gerhard Mueller-Debus

    USS Daedalus (ARL-35)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Butler, Roy Everett, USN9 May 1945 - 21 May 1945
     Decommissioned21 May 1945 - 19 October 1945
    01LT. Butler, Roy Everett, USN19 October 1945 - 15 February 1946
    02LCDR. Shaw Jr., Howard Baker, USNR15 February 1946 - 15 June 1946
    03LCDR. Yarborough Jr., Richard Fenner, USN (USNA 1942)15 June 1946 - 23 October 1947
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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