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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)
    Length 328'
    Beam 50'
    Speed 11.6 kts.
    Complement 253
    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 90k Quirinus (ARL-39) underway, date and location unknown. US Navy photo. David Buell for his father CWO4 Benton, E. Buell USN Ret.,

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    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

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