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BLESSMAN (APD 48)
(ex - DE 69)
HIGH SPEED TRANSPORT
VESSEL STATUS
Class: APD 37 UIC: 02769
Status: Disposed of, hull transfered to foreign government (not SAP) Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 07/03/1967 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force:
Builder: BETHLEHEM STEEL CORP., HINGHAM SHIPYARD
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 02/10/1942 Commission Date: 09/19/1943
Keel Date: 03/22/1943 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 06/19/1943 Decommission Date: 01/15/1947
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) 24.1 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
4.0
Delivery Date: 09/19/1943 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) 23.8 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date: 06/01/1967
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 306 ft Waterline Length:
Extreme Beam: 37 ft Waterline Beam:
Max Navigational Draft: 9 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: JAPAN
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments:
Last Updated: 09/29/2015
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