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Towed Sperry
from Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet
To Brownsville, Texas

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Fulton Class Submarine Tender:
Laid down, 1 February 1941, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.   Launched, 17 December 1941
Decommissioned, 30 September 1982.  Struck from the Naval Register, 30 September 1982
Laid up in the Navy Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF) Bremerton, WA.
Title Transfered to Maritime Administration, 23 May 1998 and Laid up in the NDRF, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA;
Final Disposition, sold to ESCO Marine, Brownsville TX. Departed the National Defense Reserve Fleet Suisun Bay Group, 28 Sept 2011.
Displacement 9,250 t.(lt) 18,000 t.(fl)    Length 530' 7"    Beam 73' 4"    Draft 23' 6"    Speed 15.4 kts.
Complement Officers - 107 Enlisted - 1200            Largest Boom Capacity 20 t.
Armament 4: single 5"/38 cal gun mounts 2: twin 40mm AA gun mounts 12: single 20mm AA gun mounts
Fuel Capacity - Diesel 26,600 Bbls    Propulsion General Motors 16-248 Diesel electric engines
Single: Fairbanks Morse Main Reduction Gear Ship's Service Generators   3: Diesel-drive 500Kw 450V A.C. 1:  Diesel-drive 250Kw 450V A.C. 2: propellers, 11,800shp

Dry Dock in Mare Island, CA  -  2011

Tug Rachel

And that's how big her propellers are!

Entering Miraflores Locks   -   PANAMA CANAL  -  December 6, 2011

Leaving Pedro Miguel Locks

Passing through Gatun Lake

Leaving Gatun Locks

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