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U.S.S. GRAPPLE

(ARS-53)

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USS GRAPPLE (ARS-53) - a Safeguard-class salvage ship

In Commission 1986 to 2006

ARS-53 Deployments - Major Events

Add a ARS-53 Shellback Initiation Add a ARS-53 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
APR 1984 - Keel Date: 25 APR 1984
at Peterson Builders Sturgeon Bay Wisconsin
DEC 1984 - Launch Date: 8 DEC 1984
NOV 1986 - Commissioned: 15 NOV 1986
SEP 1987 - MAR 1988 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JAN 1990 - JAN 1992 Mediterranean
MAY 1997 - DEC 1997 Mediterranean
JUL 2005 - DEC 2005 Mediterranean
JUL 2006 - Decommissioned: 13 JUL 2006
JUL 2010 - Shellback Initiation - 8 JUL 2010 - Atlantic Ocean

ARS-53 General Specifications

Class: Safeguard-class salvage ship

Complement: 7 Officers and 92 Enlisted

Displacement: 2633 tons

Length: 255 feet

Beam: 51 feet

Draft: 17 feet

Final Disposition: Transferred to MSC NFAF