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U.S.S. SAFEGUARD

(ARS-50)

FIRST IN CLASS

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USS SAFEGUARD (ARS-50) - a Safeguard-class salvage ship

In Commission 1985 to 2007

ARS-50 Deployments - Major Events

Add a ARS-50 Shellback Initiation Add a ARS-50 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
NOV 1982 - Keel Date: 8 NOV 1982
at Peterson Builders Sturgeon Bay
NOV 1983 - Launch Date: 12 NOV 1983
AUG 1985 - Commissioned: 17 AUG 1985
SEP 2007 - Decommissioned: 26 SEP 2007

ARS-50 General Specifications

Class: Safeguard-class salvage ship

Complement: 6 Officers and 94 Enlisted

Displacement: 3282 tons

Length: 255 feet

Beam: 50 feet

Draft: 15 feet 6 in

Final Disposition: Transferred to the Military Sealift Command