USS Dixie AD-14
A Collective Designation for the southern states of the United States    A 1976 Image
Dixie Class Destroyer Tender:
Laid down as the lead ship of the Dixie Class Destroyer Tenders, 17 March 1938, at New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, N.J.
Commissioned 25, April 1940  -  Decommissioned and struck from the Naval Register 15 June 1982
To NDRF Suisun Bay, 17 Feb. 1983  -  immediately sent to Taiwan for dismantling

Displacement: 18,000 lt    Dimensions: Length 530' 6"    Beam 73' 4"   Draft  24'-6"
Speed (kts.): 19.6 kts       Complement  Off 56  enlisted 1,206
Armament: [4] 5"/38   [4] Twin 40mm AA guns   -   Longest Boom Capacity 20 ton
Propulsion:  [2] Parsons Steam Turbines  [4] B & W Boilers
Double Reduction Gear with [2] propellers, 11,000shp.


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Starboard Crane hoists a destroyer propeller on board






Music by TIM BARRON SM3 1968-70 USS Kawishiwi AO-146