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SUNBIRD (ASR 15)
SUBMARINE RESCUE SHIP
VESSEL STATUS
Class: ASR 7 UIC: 04714
Status: Disposed of by Navy title transfer to the Maritime Administration Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 05/01/1999 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force:
Builder: SAVANNAH MACHINE & FOUNDRY CO
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 05/04/1944 Commission Date: 06/23/1950
Keel Date: 04/02/1945 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 04/03/1946 Decommission Date: 09/30/1993
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) 53.1 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
43.0
Delivery Date: 12/01/1946 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) 52.4 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date: 11/02/1993
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 252 ft Waterline Length: 240 ft
Extreme Beam: 44 ft Waterline Beam: 42 ft
Max Navigational Draft: 23 ft Draft Limit: 17 ft
Light Displacement: 1707 tons Full Displacement: 2196 tons
Dead Weight: 489 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, steel superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 1
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Diesel Electric
Accommodations: Officers: 10
Enlisted: 98
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian:
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments: BAY BRIDGE ENTERPRIZES, LLC, CHESAPEAKE, VA WAS AWARDED A CONTRACT FOR THE DISMANTLING AND RECYCLING OF THE ASR-15, EX-SUNBIRD ON 21 JUL 05.
Last Updated: 09/01/2005
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