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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.

    Achelous Class Landing Craft Repair Ship
    Authorized as Tank Landing Craft LST-1147
    Redesignated Landing Craft Repair Ship (ARL) August 14 1944
    Keel Laid February 12 1945 - Launched May 21 1945

    Commissioned October 2 1945 - Decommissioned October 6 1947
    Laid up in Pacific Reserve Fleet, San Diego Group
    Recommissioned December 1967 - Decommissioned May 1970

    Struck from Naval Register December 31 1977
    Transferred to The State of North Carolina January 10 1992

    Sunk August 4 1992 as artificial reef off the coast of North Carolina

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     (DATE RANGE)



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

1st Commissioning 1st Post Office Period September 20 1945 to April 16 1946


Locy Type

(Br. #16076)



1st Commissioning 2nd Post Office Period June 10 1947 to October 1 1947


Locy Type




Other Information

INDRA earned 2 battle stars for service during the Vietnam War

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
Navy Unit Commendation - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal - Vietnam Service Medal (2) - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

NAMESAKE - In Vedic mythology, the great national God of the Indo-Aryans



If you have images or information to add to this page, then either contact the Curator or edit this page yourself and add it. See Editing Ship Pages for detailed information on editing this page.


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