Ships named Arlington

USS Arlington AP174










Cape Johnson Class Transport:
  • Launched, 10 April 1942
  • Delivered to the Lykes Brothers Steamship Co., Inc., 26 February 1943, at Los Angeles for transit to Hoboken, N.J.
  • Converted for Naval service at Lykes Brothers Steamship Co., Inc., Hoboken, N.J., 13 December 1943
  • Renamed Arlington and classified AP-174, 31 January 1944
  • Acquired by the Navy from the War Shipping Administration, 17 April 1944
  • Commissioned USS Arlington (AP-174), 18 April 1944. CDR. Louis G. McGlone in command
  • During World War II USS Arlington was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Following World War II USS Arlington performed occupation duty in the Far East
  • Decommissioned, 20 March 1946, New York Navy Yard
  • Transferred to Lykes Brothers Steamship Co., 20 March 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 28 March 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 18 August 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 20 April 1964, to Boston Metals Co., Baltimore, MD.
  • Specifications: 
    Displacement 5,668 t.(lt) 10,120t.(fl) 
    Length 417' 9" 
    Beam 60' 
    Draft 22' 3" 
    Speed 14.7 kts.
    Complement
    Officers 26
    Enlisted 323
    Troop Accommodation
    Officers59
    Enlisted 1,396
    Largest Boom Capacity 30 t.
    Cargo Capacity 900 DWT
    refrigerated 15,700 Cu ft.
    non-refrigerated 104,414 Cu ft.
    Armament
    one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
    four single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mounts
    four single 40mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacities
    NSFO 10,550 Bbls
    Diesel 410 Bbls
    Propulsion
    one Westinghouse steam turbine
    two Babcock & Wilcox header-type boilers, 450psi 750°
    double Westinghouse Main Reduction Gears
    three turbo-drive 300Kw 120V/240V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    single propeller, 4,000shp
    USS Arlington AGMR 2

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    Saipan Class Light Aircraft Carrier
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  • Laid down, 10 July 1944, at New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, N.J.
  • Launched, 8 July 1945
  • Commissioned USS Saipan (CVL-48), 14 July 1946, CAPT. John G. Crommelin in command.
  • Decommissioned, 3 October 1957, at Bayonne, N.J.
  • Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet
  • Reclassified Auxiliary Aircraft Landing Training Ship (AVT-6), 15 May 1959
  • Converted to a Communications Major Relay Ship AGMR from 1963 to 1966 at Alabama Dry Dock and Shipbuilding Co., Mobile, AL.
  • Recommissioned USS Arlington (AGMR-2), 27 August 1966 at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, VA., CAPT. Charles A. Darrah in command
  • During the Vietnam War USS Arlington (AGMR-2) participated in the following campaigns:
     Vietnam Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase III 
    22 August to 16 September 1967 
    8 October to 12 November 1967 
    1 to 28 December 1967 
    23 to 27 January 1968
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase VI 
    2 to 10 November 1968 
    16 January to 7 February 1969
    Tet Counteroffensive 
    12 February to 10 March 1968
    Tet/69 Counteroffensive 
    5 to 16 April 1969
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase IV 
    9 April to 11 May 1968 
    10 to 30 June 1968
    Vietnam Summer-Fall 1969 
    26 June to 8 July 1969
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase V 
    1 to 21 July 1968 
    29 August to 5 October 1968 
    16 October to 1 November 1968
     

  • Decommissioned. 14 January 1970, at San Diego, CA.
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, San Diego Group
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 15 August 1975
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service, 1 June 1976
  • USS Arlington earned 7 campaign stars for Vietnam service
  • Specifications: 
    Displacement 14,500 t. 
    Length 684' 
    Beam 115' 
    Draft 28' 
    Speed 33 kts.
    Complement
    CVL- 1,721
    AGMR - 700
    Armament
    CVL - 40 40mm, 32 20mm
    AGMR four 3"/50 AA guns
    Aircraft
    CVL- 50+
    AGMR 0
    Propulsion
    four General Electric geared turbines
    four propeller shafts, 120,000shp

    USS Arlington LPD 24







    San Antonio Class Amphibious Transport Dock
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  • Laid down, 18 December 2008, at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, Ingalls Operation, Pascagoula, MS.
  • Launched, 23 November 2010
  • Christened, 26 March 2011
  • Commissioned, Saturday, 6 April 2013, at Naval Station Norfolk, VA., CDR. Darren W. Nelson USN in command
    Specifications: 
    Displacement 25,000 t.(fl) 
    Length 684' 
    Beam 105' 
    Draft 23 ft. 
    Speed 22 kts. 
    Complement 33 Officers, 411 Enlisted 
    Troop Accommodations 66 Officers, 625 Enlisted 
    Flag Staff Accommodations 84
  • Mission Systems
    Vehicles/Cargo (Net): Three Vehicle Decks (2323 sq m)
    Two Cargo/Ammo Magazines (708 cu m)
    Cargo Fuel, JP-5 (1190 cu m) , MOGAS (38 cu m)
    Two LCACs
    Medical
    Two Operating Rooms
    24 Person Hospital Ward
    100 Casualty Overflow Capacity:
    Aviation Facilities
    Hangar - "O" Level, Maintenance Facilities for; One CH-53E, or Two CH-46s, or One MV-22, or Three UH/AH-1s
    Landing - Two CH-53s, or Four AH/UH-1s, or Four CH-46s, or Two MV-22s, or One AV-8B Harrier:
    Main Propulsion
    4 - Medium Speed Turbocharged Marine Diesels
    2 - Shafts
    2 - Single Reversing Reduction Gears
    2 - Inboard Rotating (top) Fixed Pitch Propellers
    Electric Plant
    5 - 2500 KW Ship Service Marine Diesel Generators
    5 - Main Ship Service 60 Hz SWBS
    3 - Ship Service 400 Hz SWBS
    3 - 60 to 400 Hz solid State Frequency changers
    Zonal 60 Hz Power distribution system
    Advanced Degaussing System
    Auxiliaries
    7 - 700 KW Non-CFC Air conditioning Plants
    5 - 12000 GPD Reverse Osmosis Desalination Plants
    10 - 1000 GPM Navy Standard Firepumps
    2 - HP Air Compressors
    3 - LP Air Compressors
    3 - Deballast Air Compressors
    Navigation
    Digital Flux Gate Magnetic Compass
    AN/WSN-7(V)1 Inertial Navigation System
    AN/WQN-2 Doppler Sonar Velocity Log System
    AN/UQN-4A Sonar Sounding Set, Dead Reckoning System
    Navigation Telex System
    AN/SSN-6 NAVSSI
    Armament
    1 - MK 41, 16 Cell VLS, (Space & Weight)
    2 - MK 31 Mod 0 RAM Launchers
    2 - MK 46 Mod 1 30mm Machine Guns
    2 - MK 26 Mod 17 .50 Cal Machine Guns
    Command & Control
    AN/SPQ-12(V) Radar Display Dist. Distribution System
    MK 2 SSDS
    AN/USQ-119C(V)27 JMCIS
    AN/KSQ-1 Amphibious Assault Direction System
    MK 91, 2 Channel MFCS
    AN/USG-2 CEC 
    Radar Systems
    AN/SPS-48E
    AN/SPQ-9B
    AN/SPS-73
    EW & Decoy Systems
    AN/SLQ-25A NIXIE
    AN/SLQ-32Q(V)2
    MK 36 SRBOC
    MK 53 / NULKA

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