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LONG BEACH READY RESERVE FORCE
Long Beach, California                  READY RESERVE FORCE "RRF"

MV Cape Inscription AKR-5076   NAVSOURCE

MV Cape Isabel AKR-5062   NAVSOURCE

Sea Launch ODYSSEY

Cape I RO/RO-class ships have C7-S-95 hulls.
Specifications:   Displacement 15,000 t.(lt) 51,836 t.(fl)

Length 655'   Beam 102'   Draft 32' (max)   Speed 18.7 kts.
Complement Fully Operational Status 31 Reduced Operational Status 9
Propulsion two steam turbines, 17,288 hp, two propellers

LONG BEACH RESERVE FLEET - 1950's



The majority of the ships reserved were Mine Sweepers which were at pier 15 the current FFS ships shown above.
Click the 1946 map to see detail maps

Ships placed in reserve here included:  
USS Menard APA-201 ;    USS Clamp ARS-33;   USS Dionysus AR-21
 possibly USS YMS-328 because she is still in Long Beach as John Wayne's BLUE GOOSE.

USS Gladiator AM-319            USS Devastor AM-318                

SHIPS RECOMMISSIONED __  Three Navy minesweepers were recommissioned yesterday at ceremonies held at the Naval base here.  the vessels are shown above with their crews standing at attention as Capt. wayne N. Gamet, USN commander of the Long Beach Group, Pacific Reserve Fleet, recommissioned the vessels. Rear Adm. Thomas R. Cooley, USN, deputy commander of the Western Sea Frontier, delivered the commissioning address. ___ (Press-Telegram photo)

My ship, USS Kawishiwi AO-146 was drydocked in Dock No.1 Jan. 28, 1957 and she SANK TUG - YTB-266 before entering.
This 1993 image shows Dry Dock No.1 in the center with a USS Ranger CV-61 carrier in it.
See my other LONG BEACH Page




The Detail maps below were compiled by: Richard A. Landgraff for his book :
A HISTORY OF THE LONG BEACH NAVAL SHIPYARD - Roosevelt Base & Revves Field
This book if full of details. It even includes workers names. I even found the date & dock number my ship was fixed up.






LONG BEACH - 1946


The USS Taluga AO-62 retured from it's
WWII tour in the Pacific here on
 15 February, 1946
at Pier #229
San Pablo, CA.

View the SUMMARY of their tour.

Where was Pier #229 ?




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