USS Ajax (AR 6)
Repair ship of the Vulcan class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Los Angeles Shipbuilding and Drydock Corp. (San Pedro, California, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||9 Sep 1940|
|Laid down||7 May 1941|
|Launched||22 Aug 1942|
|Commissioned||3 Oct 1943|
|End service||31 Dec 1986|
Decommissioned on 31 December 1986
Commands listed for USS Ajax (AR 6)
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|1||T/Capt. John Lousen Brown, USN||3 Oct 1943||13 Dec 1944 (1)|
|2||T/Cdr. George Carroll Weldin, USN||13 Dec 1944||6 Aug 1945 (1)|
|3||Eric Miller Grimsley, USN||6 Aug 1945||23 Apr 1946 (1)|
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Notable events involving Ajax include:
8 Jan 1944
An oil fire in her blacksmith shop caused damaged & threatened to spread to the rest of the ship, but it was brought under control. The ship spent part of January repairing this damage. (2)
In late August, a bacillary dysentery outbreak began while working off Eniwetok. Ship was quarantined on September 1st, & detached on September 9th to proceed to Kwajalein to fight the epidemic. Quarantine ended on October 10th, & she returned to duty. (2)
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