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Norwegian Ellida (ARB 13) converted but still wearing her LST hull number (Navsource).
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Class: Norwegian ELLIDA (ARB 13, ex LST)
Design: Navy LST 1
Displacement (tons): 3,500 full
Dimensions (feet): 323' oa x 50' x 12'
Armament: 12-40mm (two quads and two twins), 12-20mm (six twins)
Accommodations: 375
Speed (kts.): 11
Propulsion (HP): 1,800
Machinery: Geared diesel, 2 screws

Construction:
ARBNameReclasBuilderKeelLaunchRecomm
13Norwegian ELLIDA1952Dravo, Pittsburgh20 Aug 194316 Oct 1943--

Disposition:
ARBNameTDecommStrikeDisposalFateMA Sale/Depart
13Norwegian ELLIDA--8 Sep 195214 Nov 1952Trf--

Class Notes:
On 6 Jun 1951 LST 50 was directed to be converted to a battle damage repair ship (ARB) and transferred to Norway. H. Newton Whittelsey, Inc. of New York, probably the design agent, promulgated on 13 June 1951 a schedule for delivering 22 plans for the conversion of LST 50 to an ARB. The last ones were due on 6 July 1951 and the circular of requirements for the conversion was to be issued on 15 July 1951. A contract was concluded on 21 Feb 1952 with Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Co. for the conversion. The bow was rebuilt without doors. The ship was ready for transfer on 10 Sep 1952. She was used by the Norwegians to support their submarines and by the Greeks to support their fleet and supplement the repair capacity of their naval yards.

Ship Notes:
ARBNameMANotes
13Norwegian ELLIDAex-LST 50. Transferred to Norway 14 Nov 1952 at Seattle as ELLIDA. Returned 1 Jul 1960, transferred 16 Sep 1960 at Bergen to Greece as the "fleet tender" SAKIPIS. Decomm. 20 May 1977.

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Compiled: 31 Jul 2021
© Stephen S. Roberts, 2021