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ARS-8 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
OCT 1942 - Keel Date: 26 OCT 1942
APR 1943 - Launch Date: 1 APR 1943
JAN 1944 - Commissioned: 11 JAN 1944
APR 1947 - Decommissioned: 23 APR 1947
JAN 1961 - JAN 1961 Salvaging of USS Munson
JUN 1961 - AUG 1961 Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
JAN 1962 - JAN 1962 Cuban Missle Blockade
JAN 1963 - JUN 1966 Panama Canal
APR 1963 - SEP 1963 Rescue operations supporting TRIESTE in locating USS Thresher
MAR 1965 - JUN 1965 Dominican Republic Crises - Combat salvage support
MAR 1966 - JUN 1966 North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
APR 1968 - AUG 1968 Mediterranean
JUN 1970 - NOV 1970 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean
JUN 1974 - DEC 1974 Mediterranean
MAR 1975 - JUL 1975 Caribbean
DEC 1975 - JAN 1976 North Atlantic
JUL 1976 - DEC 1976 Mediterranean
APR 1977 - AUG 1977 Guantanamo Bay
FEB 1978 - AUG 1978 Mediterranean
MAY 1979 - SEP 1979 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
NOV 1985 - NOV 1985 Unbeaching - USS Caloosahatchee (AO-98)
JAN 1986 - APR 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger salvage/recovery
SEP 1989 - DEC 1989 Puerto Rico
AUG 1992 - AUG 1992 Decommisioning

ARS-8 General Specifications

Complement: 120 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 1630 tons

Length: 213 feet 6 inches

Beam: 39 feet

Draft: 14 feet 4 in

Flank Speed: 15 kts