From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships


Displacement 2220
Length 328'
Beam 50'
Draw 14'
Speed 11.6 k
Complement 255
Armament 1 3"
Class Achelous

LST-10 was reclassified ARL-1, 13 January 1943, named Achelous, and altered to a Landing Craft Repair ship during construction. She was launched 25 November 1942 by the Dravo Corp., Wilmington, Del. sponsored by Mrs. G. F. Wolte; and commissioned at Baltimore. Md., 2 April 1943, Lieutenant W. D. Ringies, USNR, in command.

Achelous arrived at Bizerte, Tunisia, 4 June 1943 and repaired Landing craft and other vessels there and at Licata, Sicily; Naples, Italy, and Ajaccio, Corsica, until 20 August 1944. During the invasion of Southern France she repaired vessels in the Gulf of St. Tropez (21 August-26 September 1944 ) Departing the Mediterranean in November she proceeded via the Suez Canal to the Pacific where, between 8 May and 30 June 1945, she took part in the Okinawa operation.

Following World War II Achelous served in support of the occupation of Japan and China until 9 April when she departed the Far East to return to the west coast. Upon arrival she commenced inactivation (2 May 1946) and on 6 September 1946 was placed out of commission in reserve, berthed in the Columbia River.