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USS Quirinus (ARL-39)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
USS Quirinus (ARL-39) was transferred to Venezuela and renamed Guayana (T-18)
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, 11 June 1945, as USS Quirinus 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, LT. William Villella USN 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 3,900 t.(lt) 4,100 t.(fl)
Draft 11' 2" (lim)
Speed 11.6 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 60 t.
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 100Kw 450V A.C.
two propellers, 1,800shp
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| USS Quirinus (ARL-39)
||USS Quirinus (ARL-39) under way, date and location unknown. US Navy photo.
||David Buell for his father CWO4 Benton, E. Buell USN Ret.
| Guayana (T-18)
||Ex-USS Quirinus (ARL-39) in Venezuelan naval service as Guayana (T-18).
USS Quirinus (ARL-39)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Villella, William, USN||6 November 1945 - March 1946|
|01||CDR. Nicholson, Richard Philip, USN||March 1946 - ?|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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Last Updated 10 March 2017
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