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USS Chloris (ARVE-4)

/International Radio Call Sign:
November - India - Quebec - Romeo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal

Aventinus Class Aircraft Repair Ship (Engine):
  • Authorized as LST-1094
  • Redesignated Aircraft Repair Ship (Engine) ARV(E)-4, 8 December 1944
  • Laid down, 17 January 1945 at American Bridge Co., Ambridge, PA.
  • Launched, 21 April 1945
  • Commissioned, USS Chloris (ARVE-4), 19 June 1945, LT. W.B. Coley, USNR, in command
  • Decommissioned, 18 June 1946, at Green Cove Springs, FL.
  • Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group, Green Cove Springs
  • Recommissioned, 5 January 1951
  • Decommissioned, 9 December 1955, at Green Cove Springs
  • Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Green Cove Springs
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 June 1973
  • Sold in 1977 to Monros Shipping Co.S.A. Panama, renamed MV Avlon,converted to a Ro-Ro ship in 1979
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 2,110 t.(lt) 3,960 t.(fl), 4,100 t.(lim)
    Length 328'
    Beam 50'
    Draft 11' 2" (lim)
    Speed 11.6 kts.
    Officers - 20
    Enlisted - 225 240
    Largest Boom Capacity 10 t.
    two quad 40mm AA gun mounts
    twelve 20mm AA guns
    two General Motors 12-567A Diesel engines
    single Falk Main Reduction Gear
    Ship's Service Generators
    three Diesel-drive 300Kw 120V/240V D.C.
    two Diesel-drive 60Kw 230V A.C.
    two shafts, twin rudders, 1,800shp

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    Chloris 18k Chloris (ARVE-4) at anchor, date and place unknown. Gunter Krebs
    Chloris 124k Chloris (ARVE-4) anchored at Malta, 22 February 1952 with a water lighter alongside. Note the Naval Aviation symbol near the hull number.
    US National Archives Photo No. 80-G-442667, RG-80-G, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the US National Archives Bureau of Ships Collection.
    Robert Hurst

    USS Chloris (ARVE-4)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Coley, William Bert, USNR19 June 1945 - 18 June 1946
      Decommissioned18 June 1946 - 5 January 1951
    02LCDR. Austin, William Robert, USN5 January 1951 - ?
    03CDR. Payson, William Francis, USNNovember 1954 - 9 December 1955
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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