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ALBACORE (AGSS 569)
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VESSEL STATUS
Class: AGSS 569 UIC: 05580
Status: Donated as a Museum and Memorial Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 05/03/1985 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force:
Builder: Naval Shipyard Portsmouth
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 11/24/1950 Commission Date: 12/06/1953
Keel Date: 03/15/1952 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 08/01/1953 Decommission Date: 12/09/1972
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) 31.8 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
19.0
Delivery Date: 03/15/1954 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) 31.2 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date: 05/01/1980
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 204 ft Waterline Length: 200 ft
Extreme Beam: 27 ft Waterline Beam:
Max Navigational Draft: 22 ft Draft Limit:
Light Displacement: 1240 tons Full Displacement: 1540 tons
Dead Weight: 300 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, steel superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 1
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Diesel
Accommodations: Officers: 5
Enlisted: 49
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian: SCHOOLS, ORGANIZATIONS AND PRIVATE ENTERPRISES
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments: ALBACORE IS LOCATED AT THE PORT OF PORTSMOUTH MARITIME MUSEUM & ALBACORE PARK, 600 MARKET STREET, PORTSMOUTH, NH. SHE IS LISTED ON THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES, REF. NO. 89001077 AND DESIGNATED A NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK ON 4/11/1989.
Last Updated: 06/11/2002
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