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SPHINX (ARL 24)
(ex - LST 963)
REPAIR SHIP, SMALL
VESSEL STATUS
Class: ARL 1 UIC: 50963
Status: Disposed of by scrapping, dismantling Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 04/07/2008 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force:
Builder: BETHLEHEM STEEL CORP., HINGHAM SHIPYARD
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: Commission Date: 05/10/1945
Keel Date: 10/20/1944 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 11/18/1944 Decommission Date: 06/16/1989
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) 63.4 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
44.0
Delivery Date: 05/10/1945 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) 62.9 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date: 04/16/1977
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 328 ft Waterline Length:
Extreme Beam: 50 ft Waterline Beam:
Max Navigational Draft: Draft Limit:
Light Displacement: 2125 tons Full Displacement: 4100 tons
Dead Weight: 1975 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, steel superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 2
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Diesel Engines
Accommodations: Officers:
Enlisted: 252
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian:
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments: 02 DEC 02 DUNKIRK HISTORICAL LIGHTHOUSE & VETERNS PARK MUSEUM, DUNKIRK, NY ATTEMPTED TO RAISE FUNDS TO PLACE SPHINX ON PERMANENT MOORING. ON 24 AUG 07 MARAD AWARDED A CONTRACT TO NORTH AMERICAN SHIP RECYCLING, SPARROWS POINT, MD TO REMOVE AND DISMANTLE THE SPHINX. NASR SHUT DOWN OCT 07. BAY BRIDGE ENT, CHESAPEAKE, VA WAS AWARDED A CONTRACT ON 29 NOV 07 TO DISMANTLE THE SPHINX. FULLY DISMANTLED 07 APR 08.
Last Updated: 03/20/2009
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