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ARB-5 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
AUG1943-Keel Date: 31 AUG 1943
at Chicago Bridge & Iron Company
DEC1943-Launch Date: 24 DEC 1943
JAN1944-JAN1947Middle Pacific
MAY1944-Commissioned: 23 MAY 1944
JAN1947-Decommissioned: 17 JAN 1947

ARB-5 General Specifications

Class: Aristaeus-class battle damage repair ship

Named for: Midas

Complement: 260 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 1781 tons

Length: 328 feet

Beam: 50 feet

Flank Speed: 12 knots

Final Disposition: Sold to Colombia 19 November 1980