9,430 t.(lt) 17,000 t.(fl) Length 529' 4" Beam
73' 4" Draft 26' (max) Speed 19.2 kts.
--- Future AR-8
The Navy's only
Heavy Hull Repair Ship (ARH).
Her appearance was essentially
identical to her repair ship (AR) sisters.
Launched, 3 April 1943 by
Los Angeles Shipbuilding
and Drydock Co.,
San Pedro, CA.
Assigned to Pacific - WWII
Redesigned AR-8; 9 Sept. 1957
Laid up in Suisun Bay.
Recycled in 2007
REPAIR SHIP INDEX
For 7 months at Ulithi, as American forces captured island after island from the Japanese, Jason, many times under enemy attack, repaired broken hulls, buckled decks and twisted bulkheads of every type of ship in the Navy. This floating shipyard turned seemingly hopeless battle wrecks into rejuvenated fighting ships again able to stand out gallantly in the final victorious months. As the action crept closer to Japan, Jason sailed for Leyte arriving there 28 May 1945. She remained there for the duration of the war continuing to service ships of the Pacific Fleet.
Two Berth locations in Ulithi
|This page was
deemed necessary when posting the History of USS Yaluga AO-62 encounter the
need for her repair.
Taluga moored with Jason in berth #101 on 25 April, 1945 for repairs after a "ZEKE" crashed into her at "OKINAWA".
While following ships being towed to Brownsville I bumped into Photographer Mike McCullough and the word "JASON"
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Courtesy of Doug Karr BT 1966 to 1970
Courtesy of Mike McCullough
AR-7 - A
Displacement 9,430 t.(lt), 16,200 t.(fl) Length
529' 5" Beam 73' 4" Draft 26' (max)
USS Jason can be seen in Row "K" of the Suisun Bay Fleet in 2005
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