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USS AFD-3 (1943 - 1946)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

AFDL-1 Class Small Auxiliary Floating Dry Dock:
  • Laid down, date unknown, at Morgan City, LA. by Chicago Bridge and Iron
  • Delivered and commissioned USS AFD-3 in November 1943
  • Decommissioned, and placed in service, date unknown
  • Redesignated AFDL-3, 1 August 1946
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, disposed of, date unknown
    Displacement 800 t.
    Length 200'
    Beam 64'
    Inside width 45'
    Draft 3' 3" (lt), 31' 4" (flooded)
    Lifting capacity 1,900 tons

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    Size Image Description Contributed
    LSM-126 58k USS LSM-126 docked in USS AFD-3, off Samar, Leyte Gulf, P.I., circa 13 August 1945. Hugh L. Hudson, Jr., RM/2c, USS LSM-467, from the Collection of Howard Zeller, USS LSM-126.

    There is no DANFS history available for USS AFD-3 / AFDL-3 at NavSource
    Commanding Officer / Officer in Charge
    01LCDR. Nelson, Ivan George, USN (CO)1959 - July 1951
    02LCDR. Drain, O. D., USN (CO)July 1951 - August 1951
    03LCDR. Arnold, Murr Edward, USN :RADM (CO)August 1951 - October 1951
    04CDR. Ferguson, H. C., USN (acting CO)October 1951 - December 1951
    05LT. Schmidt, Harry Walter, LT, USN (O-in-Ch)December 1951 - June 1952
    06LT. Koetsch, Clarence Robert, USN (O-in-Ch)June 1952 - 1953
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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