Santiago Chile

USS Waterford ARD-5

Welcome to Santiago Metropolitan Chile South America

to my USS Betelgeuse/USS Waterford website

My 2nd ship was bought by your country after her decommissioning ceremony.

Laid down, 22 September 1941, at Pacific Bridge Co., Alameda, CA.

Launched, 12 March 1942

Commissioned USS ARD-5, 3 July 1943, CDR. Clarence S. Williams, in command

Placed out of commission and in service, 30 August 1946

Named Waterford (ARD-5) in 1976

Placed out of service, 9 September 1997

Struck from the Naval Register, 1 October 1997

Final Disposition, disposed of via Security Assistance Program cash sale to Chile, 10 March 1999

Renamed Talcahuano, 30 August 1999

USS Waterford ARD-5

USS Betelgeuse AK-260

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I love it when you have question.

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