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(ARS-8)


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ARS-8 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
OCT1942-Keel Date: 26 OCT 1942
APR1943-Launch Date: 1 APR 1943
JAN1944-Commissioned: 11 JAN 1944
APR1947-Decommissioned: 23 APR 1947
JAN1961-JAN1961Salvaging of USS Munson
JUN1961-AUG1961Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
JAN1962-JAN1962Cuban Missle Blockade
JAN1963-JUN1966Panama Canal
APR1963-SEP1963Rescue operations supporting TRIESTE in locating USS Thresher
MAR1965-JUN1965Dominican Republic Crises - Combat salvage support
MAR1966-JUN1966North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
APR1968-AUG1968Mediterranean
JUN1970-NOV1970Mediterranean-Indian Ocean
JUN1974-DEC1974Mediterranean
MAR1975-JUL1975Caribbean
DEC1975-JAN1976North Atlantic
JUL1976-DEC1976Mediterranean
APR1977-AUG1977Guantanamo Bay
FEB1978-AUG1978Mediterranean
MAY1979-SEP1979Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
NOV1985-NOV1985Unbeaching - USS Caloosahatchee (AO-98)
JAN1986-APR1986Space Shuttle Challenger salvage/recovery
SEP1989-DEC1989Puerto Rico
AUG1992-AUG1992Decommisioning

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