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ARB-8 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
DEC1944-Keel Date: 5 DEC 1944
at Bethelehem-Hingham Shipyard Inc. Hingham MA
JAN1945-Launch Date: 10 JAN 1945
FEB1945-Commissioned: 5 FEB 1945
MAY1947-Decommissioned: 20 MAY 1947

ARB-8 General Specifications

Class: Aristaeus-class battle damage repair ship

Named for: Telamon

Complement: 260 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 1781 tons

Length: 328 feet

Beam: 50 feet

Flank Speed: 12 knots

Final Disposition: Sold for scrapping 1 March 1974