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U.S.S. GRASP

(ARS-51)

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USS GRASP (ARS-51) - a Safeguard-class salvage ship

In Commission 1985 to 2006

ARS-51 Deployments - Major Events

Add a ARS-51 Shellback Initiation Add a ARS-51 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAR 1983 - Keel Date: 30 MAR 1983
at Peterson Builders Sturgeon Bay
MAY 1985 - Launch Date: 2 MAY 1985
DEC 1985 - Commissioned: 16 DEC 1985
MAR 1987 - SEP 1987 Mediterranean
JAN 1993 - JUL 1993 South America
FEB 1994 - AUG 1994 Mediterranean-West Africa
MAY 1995 - JUN 1998 Mediterranean
JUL 1996 - OCT 1996 TWA Flight 800 Recovery
JAN 2006 - Decommissioned: 19 JAN 2006
DEC 2006 - DEC 2006 Transferred to Military Sealift Command

ARS-51 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