From: Dictionary of American Fighting Ships


In Greek mythology, an exiled Athenian who served in the courts of Minos and Kokalos, regarded as representative of artists and artisans of the later Minoan or Mykenaian age. Imprisoned by Minos, he made wings to escape.


(ARL - 35: dp. 2,125; l. 328'; b. 50'; dr. 14'; s. 11.6 k.; cpl. 253; a. 1 3"; cl. Achelous)


Daedalus (ARL-35) was launched 27 April 1945 by Chicago Bridge and Iron Co., Seneca, Ill.; sponsored by Mrs. D. Steinmann; placed in partial commission 9 May 1945; sailed to Mobile, Ala., where she was decommissioned 21 May for conversion to a landing craft repair ship, and commissioned in full 19 October 1945, Lieutenant R. E. Butler in command.

Daedalus departed Mobile 3 December 1945 and arrived at Norfolk 6 days later. She provided repair services to the fleet at Norfolk, Guantanamo Bay, and Newport, until arriving at Charleston, S.C., 1 July 1947 for overhaul. Later towed to Green Cove Springs, Fla., she was placed out of commission in reserve there 23 October 1947.


Transcribed by Yves HUBERT