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BOLSTER (ARS 38)
SALVAGE SHIP
VESSEL STATUS
Class: ARS 38 UIC: 02533
Status: Disposed of by Navy title transfer to the Maritime Administration Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 02/01/1999 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth: Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet, Benecia, CA
Force:
Builder: Basalt Rock Co., Inc.
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 12/07/1943 Commission Date: 05/01/1945
Keel Date: 07/20/1944 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 12/23/1944 Decommission Date: 09/24/1994
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) 54.2 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
49.0
Delivery Date: 05/01/1945 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) 53.8 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date: 09/24/1994
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 214 ft Waterline Length: 207 ft
Extreme Beam: 44 ft Waterline Beam: 44 ft
Max Navigational Draft: 15 ft Draft Limit: 14 ft
Light Displacement: 1488 tons Full Displacement: 2040 tons
Dead Weight: 552 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, steel superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 2
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Diesel Electric
Accommodations: Officers: 8
Enlisted: 90
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian: MARITIME ADMINISTRATION (NATIONAL DEFENSE RESERVE FLEET)
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments:
Last Updated: 03/12/1999
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