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U.S.S. ARCTIC

(AOE-8)

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The USS ARCTIC (AOE-8), a Supply-class fast combat support ship, was commissioned on 11 SEP 1995. USS ARCTIC served her country for 6 years, 9 months and 3 days, until decommissioned on 14 JUN 2002.

The USS ARCTIC (AOE-8) deployment history and significant events of her service career follow:

AOE-8 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
DEC 1991 - Keel Date: 2 DEC 1991
at National Steel and Shipbuilding
OCT 1993 - Launch Date: 30 OCT 1993
AUG 1995 - Shellback Initiation - 15 AUG 1995 - Pacific Ocean
AUG 1995 - Shellback Initiation - 8 AUG 1995 - Pacific Ocean
SEP 1995 - Commissioned: 11 SEP 1995
APR 1997 - OCT 1997 Mediterranean
MAR 1998 - SEP 1998 Mediterranean
FEB 1999 - AUG 1999 Mediterranean
FEB 1999 - AUG 1999 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
APR 2001 - NOV 2001 Mediterranean
JUN 2002 - Decommissioned: 14 JUN 2002

AOE-8 General Specifications

Complement: 176 Civilian and 59 USN

Displacement: 48800 tons

Length: 754.6 feet

Beam: 107 feet

Draft: 39 feet

Flank Speed: 26 knots