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FORRESTAL (AVT 59)
(ex - CVB 59, CVA 59, CV 59)
AUXILIARY AIRCRAFT LANDING TRAINING SHIP
VESSEL STATUS
Class: AVT 59 UIC: 03359
Status: Disposed of, sold for scrapping Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 12/15/2015 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force:
Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 07/12/1951 Commission Date: 09/29/1955
Keel Date: 07/14/1952 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 12/11/1954 Decommission Date: 09/11/1993
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) 61.0 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
38.0
Delivery Date: 09/29/1955 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) 60.3 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date: 09/11/1993
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 1067 ft Waterline Length: 990 ft
Extreme Beam: 252 ft Waterline Beam: 130 ft
Max Navigational Draft: 38 ft Draft Limit: 37 ft
Light Displacement: 59468 tons Full Displacement: 79015 tons
Dead Weight: 19547 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, steel superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 4
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Steam Turbine
Accommodations: Officers: 495
Enlisted: 4731
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian:
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments: AVT 59 HAS BEEN SCRAPPED BY ALL STAR METALS LLC ON DECEMBER 15, 2015. CERTIFICATE OF SCRAPPING, DEMILITARIZATION AND HAZMAT DISPOSAL IS ON FILE.
Last Updated: 01/12/2016
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