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SURIBACHI (AE 21)
AMMUNITION SHIP
VESSEL STATUS
Class: AE 21 UIC: 08821
Status: Disposed of by Navy title transfer to the Maritime Administration Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 03/31/2000 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force:
Builder: Bethlehem Steel Corp.
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 06/04/1954 Commission Date: 11/17/1956
Keel Date: 01/31/1955 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 11/02/1955 Decommission Date: 12/02/1994
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) 44.3 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
38.0
Delivery Date: 11/01/1956 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) 43.3 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date: 12/12/1996
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 511 ft Waterline Length: 486 ft
Extreme Beam: 72 ft Waterline Beam: 72 ft
Max Navigational Draft: 28 ft Draft Limit: 29 ft
Light Displacement: 9758 tons Full Displacement: 15688 tons
Dead Weight: 5930 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, steel superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 1
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Steam Turbines
Accommodations: Officers: 20
Enlisted: 324
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian:
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments: MARAD SOLD SURIBACHI, AE 21 ON 8 JUN 09 TO INTERNATIONAL SHIPBREAKING LTD OF BROWNSVILLE, TX FOR SHIP RECYCLING.
Last Updated: 06/11/2009
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