USS Indra

North Carolina,USA

USS LST 1147 was laid down by Chicago Bridge & Iron Company in February 1945, and was launched three months later as ARL 37. She was commissioned in October that same year. She was extensively used as a support vessel, and took part in operations at Tsingtao in China in 1947, and in in Vietnam in 1968 where she supported the US Mobile Riverine Force. She earned herself two battle stars for her service in the Vietnam War, and in 1970 she was taken out of active service and transferred to the Reserve Fleet. In 1992 she was given to State of North Carolina and prepared to be scuttled as part of the artificial reef program AR330. She disappeared in the deep 4. August 1992, and rest today standing on her keel on a depth of 10 to 25 meter outside Newport.

Former names:
USS Indra
ARL-37, LST-1147 328,0 x 50,0 x 14,0 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
2125 grt Chicago ( US ) 1945 ( US )

34° 33′ 55″ N, 76° 58′ 30″ W

Picture: USS ARL 37
Courtesy of US Navy, Public domain

Last updated: January 2021