USS Diomedes (ARB-11)

USS Diomedes (ARB-11)

USS Diomedes (ARB-11) was an Aristaeus-class repair ship built for the United States Navy during World War II. Named for Diomedes (in Greek mythology, a prince of Argos, one of the bravest heroes of the Trojan War), she was the only U.S. Naval vessel to bear the name.

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

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USS Diomedes (ARB-11) - Service History
... Diomedesarrived at Okinawa on 25 September, and on 3 October got underway for Hong Kong to provide repair services ... Departing Taku on 20 March 1946 Diomedescalled at Pearl Harbor, and arrived at Charleston, South Carolina on 28 May ... Diomedeswas transferred on 7 June 1961 to West Germany, whereupon she was renamed Wotan (A513) ...