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VEGA (AF 59)
(ex - MA 37)
STORE SHIP
VESSEL STATUS
Class: AF 58 UIC: 01598
Status: Disposed of by MARAD sale Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 12/01/1977 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force:
Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp.
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: Commission Date: 11/10/1955
Keel Date: 06/07/1954 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 04/28/1955 Decommission Date: 04/29/1977
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) 22.7 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
22.0
Delivery Date: In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date: 04/29/1977
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 502 ft Waterline Length:
Extreme Beam: 72 ft Waterline Beam:
Max Navigational Draft: 29 ft Draft Limit:
Light Displacement: Full Displacement: 15150 tons
Dead Weight:
Hull Material:
No. of Propellers:
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: none
Accommodations: Officers:
Enlisted:
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian:
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments:
Last Updated: 11/14/2003
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