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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.
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)
Speed 11.6 kts.
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 60Kw 450V A.C.
two propellers, 1,800shp
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||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
USS Daedalus (ARL-35)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Butler, Roy Everett, USN||19 October 1945 - 15 February 1946|
|02||LCDR. Shaw Jr., Howard Baker, USNR||15 February 1946 - June 1946|
|03||LCDR. Yarborough Jr., Richard Fenner, USN||June 1946 - 23 October 1947|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 10 March 2017
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