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USS ARD-10
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Name: USS ARD-10
Builder: Pacific Bridge Company
Commissioned: October 1943
Decommissioned: Unknown
Fate: Unknown
General characteristics
Class & type: ARD-2-class auxiliary repair dock
Displacement: 4,200 tons (light)
Length: 482 ft 7 in (147.09 m)
Beam: 71 ft (22 m)
Draft: 5 ft (1.5 m)
Complement: 131
Armament: 2 x 20mm

USS ARD-10 was an auxiliary repair dock in the service of the United States Navy in World War II. As was common with other auxiliary repair docks, it was only known by its designation and was not otherwise named.

ARD-10 was commissioned in Alameda, California in October 1943 under command of Lieutenant Commander H. P. MacAuliff. She was towed by Yuma (ATF-94) from San Francisco, California on 12 December 1943 first to Sydney Australia and then on to Melbourne 1 February 1944. Yuma and ARD-10 finally arrived at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 6 March 1944. There ARD-10 served the submarine base located there until end of the war.

ARD-10 returned to the United States after the end of World War II in 1946 and was stricken from US Navy service in July, 1972 and subsequently Sold to Bendershipbuilding Repair Co. In Mexico and today February 6, 2013 Still Operational


ARD 10 was a member of the ARD 2 class of Auxiliary Repair Drydocks (ARD). The ARD 2 Class of drydocks dates to early World War II and were towed to where they were needed most, generally forward area anchorages. Five of the 7 ARD 2 class drydocks built are still in existence in foreign navies. The 486-foot-long (148 m) ARD could handle World War II era ships up to destroyer size.

ReferencesEdit

  • Account of a sailor on the Yuma during its journey with ARD-10 to Australia
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