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BOWERS (APD 40)
(ex - DE 637)
HIGH SPEED TRANSPORT
VESSEL STATUS
Class: APD 37 UIC: 53637
Status: Stricken, to be disposed of by Navy sale Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 04/21/1961 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force:
Builder: Bethlehem Steel Co., Shipbuilding Div.
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 08/07/1942 Commission Date: 01/27/1944
Keel Date: 05/28/1943 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 10/31/1943 Decommission Date: 12/18/1958
Age (since Launch) 73.8 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
14.0
Delivery Date: 01/27/1944 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) 73.6 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date: 06/01/1961
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 306 ft Waterline Length: 300 ft
Extreme Beam: 37 ft Waterline Beam: 36 ft
Max Navigational Draft: 14 ft Draft Limit:
Light Displacement: Full Displacement:
Dead Weight:
Hull Material: Steel hull, steel superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 2
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: none
Accommodations: Officers:
Enlisted:
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian: PHILIPPINES
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments:
Last Updated: 08/11/2010
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