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Diomedes

 

A prince of Argos, one of the bravest heroes of the Trojan War.

 

(ARB-11: dp. 1,781; l. 328'; b. 50'; dr. 11'2"; s. 12 k.; cpl. 286; a. 8 40 mm.; cl. Aristaeus)

 

LST-1119 was launched 11 January 1945 by Chicago Bridge and Iron Co., Seneca, 111.; sponsored by Mrs. M. D. Hembree; placed in partial commission from 23 January to 21 February 1945 for the passage to Baltimore, Md.; converted to a battle damage repair ship as Diomedes (ARB-11); and commissioned 23 June 1945, Lieutenant Commander S. H. P. Read, Jr., USNR, in command.

 

Diomedes arrived at Okinawa 25 September, and on 3 October got underway for Hong Kong to provide repair services. She sailed from Hong Kong 8 December and called at Kiirun, Formosa, before arriving at Taku, China, 19 December to continue her repair work.

 

Departing Taku 20 March 1946 Diomedes called at Pearl Harbor, and arrived at Charleston, S.C., 28 May. She arrived in Jacksonville, Fla., 2 June, and was placed out of commission in reserve there 3 December 1946. Diomedes was sold on 7 June 1961.