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Diver Class, U.S. Rescue And Salvage Ships


Photograph of Diver-class rescue and salvage ship

U.S. Navy

Schematic diagram of Diver class rescue and salvage ship

ONI 222


Specifications:


Tonnage 1630 tons standard
Dimensions 213'6" by 39' by 14'3"
65.07m by 11.89m by 4.34m
Maximum speed       15 knots
Complement 120
Armament 2x2 40mm Bofors AA guns
4 0.50 machine guns
Machinery
2-shaft Cooper Bessemer GSR-8 diesel-electric (3000 shp)
Bunkerage
300 tons diesel
2560 gallons gasoline

The Divers were rescue and salvage ships completed in 1943-1945. They were constructed in yacht yards to avoid competition with other construction in regular shipyards.

Units in the Pacific:

Clamp completed 1943-8-23 (Napa)
Gear completed 1943-9-24 (Napa)
Snatch completed 1943-12-11-44 (Napa)
Grapple completed 1943-12-16 (Napa)
Protector completed 1943-12-28 (Stockton)
Preserver     
completed 1944-1-11 (Napa)
Shackle completed 1944-2-5 (Napa)
Valve completed 1944-2-24 (Bellingham)
Vent completed 1944-4-7 (Bellingham)
Cable completed 1944-5-6 (Napa)
Current completed 1944-6-14 (Napa)
Deliver completed 1944-7-18 (Napa)
Grasp completed 1944-8-22 (Napa)
Safeguard       completed 1944-9-30 (Vallejo)
Seize completed 1944-11-3 (Vallejo)
Curb arrived 1945-3-21


References

DANFS

NavSource.org (accessed 2009-1-18)


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