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LST-1151 / ARL-39 Quirinus
USS Quirinus (ARL-39) was transferred to Venezuela and renamed Guayana (T-18)
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, 3 March 1945, as LST-1151 at Chicago Bridge and Iron Co., Seneca, IL.
Launched 4 June 1945
Placed in reduced commission, 15 June 1945, as USS LST-1151 for transit to Bethlehem Steel Co., Key Highway Plant, Baltimore, MD. for decommissioning and conversion to an Landing Craft Repair Ship
Recommissioned USS Quirinus (ARL-39), 6 November 1945, LCDR. John B. Darrow in command
Decommissioned, 27 March 1947
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Green Cove Springs, FL.
Loaned to Venezuela in 1962 under the Military Assistance Program, renamed Guayana (T-18)
Sold to Venezuela, under the Security Assistance Program, 2 December 1977
Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 2,220 t.(lt) 4,100 t.(fl)
Speed 11.6 kts.
Armament 2 quad 40mm w/Mk. 51 directors, 2 twin 40mm w/Mk. 51 directors, 6 twin 20 mm
Propulsion 2 General Motors 12-567 diesel engines, two shafts, twin rudders
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||Quirinus (ARL-39) underway, date and location unknown. US Navy photo.
||David Buell for his father CWO4 Benton, E. Buell USN Ret.,
View the Quirinus (ARL-39)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval Historical Center
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 19 October 2007/i>
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