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U.S.S. ORTOLAN

(ASR-22)

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USS ORTOLAN (ASR-22) - a Pigeon class submarine rescue ship

In Commission 1973 to 1995

ASR-22 Deployments - Major Events

Add a ASR-22 Shellback Initiation Add a ASR-22 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
AUG 1968 - Keel Date: 28 AUG 1968
at Alabama Dry Dock & Shipbuilding Co. Mobile Alabama
SEP 1969 - Launch Date: 10 SEP 1969
JAN 1973 - FEB 1976 West Pac
APR 1973 - JAN 1974 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUL 1973 - Commissioned: 14 JUL 1973
APR 1974 - AUG 1974 North Atlantic
JAN 1985 - JAN 1988 Guantanamo Bay
SEP 1986 - SEP 1986 Titanic mission
MAR 1995 - Decommissioned: 30 MAR 1995

ASR-22 General Specifications

Class: Pigeon class submarine rescue ship

Complement: 139 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 4200 tons

Length: 251 feet

Beam: 86 feet

Draft: 19 feet

Final Disposition: Awarded for scrapping 3 July 2009



USS ORTOLAN (ASR-22)



The third Ortolan (ASR-22) a twin hulled submarine rescue vessel was laid down 28 August 1968 by the Alabama Dry Dock and Shipbuilding Co. Mobile Ala launched 10 September 1969; sponsored by Mrs Neis C. Johnson and is to commission early in 1971.

[Note: The above USS ORTOLAN (ASR-22) history may or may not contain text provided by crew members of the USS ORTOLAN (ASR-22) or by other non-crew members and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]