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USS Bellona (ARL-32)
USS LST-1136 (1945)
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
Achelous Class Landing Craft Repair Ship:
Redesignated ARL-32, 14 August 1944
Laid down, 27 December 1944, as LST-1136 at Chicago Bridge and Iron Co., Seneca, IL.
Launched, 26 March 1945
Placed in reduced commission as USS LST-1136, 6 April 1945, for transit to her conversion yard at Baltimore, MD., LT. Perry P. Wynn USN (Ferry Crew No. 20) in command
Decommissioned, 13 April 1945, at Bethlehem Steel Co., Key Highway Plant, Baltimore, MD.
Recommissioned USS Bellona (ARL-32), 28 July 1945, LT. Walter P. Sullivan USNR in command
During World War II USS Bellona was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Lost due to grounding, 1 December 1945, near Iwo Jima at Kama Rocks
Decommissioned, 4 February 1946, at Iwo Jima
Final Disposition, destroyed, 14 May 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 5 June 1946
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 cal. 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 Bellona ARL-32) commissioning ceremony, 28 July 1945 at Bethlehem Steel Co., Key Highway Plant, Baltimore, MD.
Ships officers and Miss. Malise, ship's sponsor. Officers left to right;
ENS. Cummings, LTjg. Kimball, LT. Farnell, Commanding Officer LT. Sullivan, LTjg. Wolhuter and LTjg. Russell.
Bethlehem Steel Co. photo from USS LST Ship Memorial, Inc. LST Shipyard Collection
USS Bellona (ARL-32)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Wynn, Perry Paul, USN (Ferry Crew No. 20)||6 April 1945 - 13 April 1945|
|02||LT. Sullivan, Walter Paul, USNR||13 April 1945 - 27 April 1945|
| ||Decommissioned||27 April 1945 - 28 July 1945|
|02||LT. Sullivan, Walter Paul, USNR||28 July 1945 - October 1945|
|03||LT. Farrell, Richard Evan, USNR||October 1945 - 4 February 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 29 January 2021
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