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USS ARD-25) was acquired by Chile and named Mutilla
ARD-12 Class Auxiliary Repair Dock:
  • Laid down, date and place unknown
  • Commissioned, USS ARD-32 date unknown
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 25 June 1992
  • Transferred, 9 November 1987, to Chile under the Security Assistance Program, named Mutilla
  • Current Disposition, active Chilean navy
    Displacement 5,200 t.
    Length 492'
    Beam 81'
    Draft 6'

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    Abatan 112k ARD-32 on the quay wall to the far right with USS Cod (SS-224) drydocked. At the center of the photo is a stern view of USS Abatan (AW-4) in dry dock #3 at Mare Island on 23 Jan 1945. USS New Orleans (CA-32) is in dock # 2 beyond Abatan.
    Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 610-45.
    Darryl Baker
    Blower 263k ARD-32 at Navy Yard Mare Island, 1 August 1945 with USS Blower (SS-325) in her dock. USS Eldorado (AGC-11) is moored to the right of ARD-32, and Yard Derrick YD-33 is aft of ARD-32
    Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 2786-46
    Darryl Baker
    Gosselin 274k USS Gosselin (APD-126) docked in ARD-32 at Mare Island, 12 February 1946. Note YF-985 & YF-986 are on the ways to the right.
    US Navy photo, courtesy Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.
    Darryl Baker
    ARD-32 166k USS PCS-1445 and USS PCS-1446 entering ARD-32 at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, 3 April 1947 Darryl Baker
    Juneau 557k ARD-32 with USS Charr (SS-328) docked is across from USS Juneau (CLAA-119) at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, 2 November 1951. USS Gurke (DD-783) and USS Rowan (DD-782) are aft of ARD-32. Mare Island Naval Shipyard photo # 10946-11-51. Darryl Baker
    ARD-25 60k Chilean naval drydocks, Ingeniero Mery (131) (ex-ARD-25) (nearest to camara) and Mutilla (ex-ARD-32) moored in their berths at a Chilean naval station, date and location unknown. Tommy Trampp

    There is no DANFS history available for ARD-32 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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