ARD 16

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Ship Name and Designation History

This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.

    ARD-12 Class Auxiliary Repair Dock
    Keel Laid (Date unknown) - Launched (Date unknown)

  1. USS ARD-16
    Commissioned February 1 1944 - Decommissioned July 1 1946

  2. ARD-16
    Placed In Service July 1 1946 - Out of Service October 1 1972

    Struck from Naval Register October 1 1972
    Sold March 1 1973 for scrap

Naval Covers

This section lists active links to the pages displaying covers associated with the ship. There should be a separate set of pages for each name of the ship (for example, Bushnell AG-32 / Sumner AGS-5 are different names for the same ship so there should be one set of pages for Bushnell and one set for Sumner). Covers should be presented in chronological order (or as best as can be determined).

Since a ship may have many covers, they may be split among many pages so it doesn't take forever for the pages to load. Each page link should be accompanied by a date range for covers on that page.

  1. Covers Page 1     (1944)



This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each name and/or commissioning period. Within each set, the postmarks should be listed in order of their classification type. If more than one postmark has the same classification, then they should be further sorted by date of earliest known usage.

A postmark should not be included unless accompanied by a close-up image and/or an image of a cover showing that postmark. Date ranges MUST be based ONLY ON COVERS IN THE MUSEUM and are expected to change as more covers are added.
>>> If you have a better example for any of the postmarks, please feel free to replace the existing example.


Postmark Type
Killer Bar Text

Date From
Date To
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image

Post Office Established February 20 1944 - Disestablished February 1 1946


Locy Type


Censored wartime (WWII) use


Other Information

ARD-16 earned two battle stars for World War II service
* Marianas operation
Capture and occupation of Saipan, July 24 to August 1 1944
Capture and occupation of Guam, August 2-15 1944
* Western Caroline Islands operation
Capture and occupation of southern Palau Islands, September 6 to October 14 1944

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal



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