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USS Conserver (ARS 39)

- decommissioned -
- sunk as a target -

USS CONSERVER was the second BOLSTER - class rescue and salvage ship and the first ship in the Navy to bear the name. The ship participated in the Korea and Vietnam Wars receiving eight battle stars for her Korean service and six battle stars for Vietnam service. After almost 49 years of service, the CONSERVER was both decommissioned and stricken from the Navy list on April 1, 1994. On November 13, 2004, the CONSERVER was sunk as a target off the coast of Kauai, Hawaii.

General Characteristics:Awarded: December 7, 1943
Keel laid: August 10, 1944
Launched: January 27, 1945
Commissioned: June 9, 1945
Decommissioned: April 1, 1994
Builder: Basalt Rock Co., Napa, Calif.
Propulsion system: Diesel electric
Propellers: two
Length: 213.6 feet (65.1 meters)
Beam: 43 feet (13.1 meters)
Draft: 13.1 feet (4 meters)
Displacement: approx. 1,900 tons
Speed: 16 knots
Armament: two Mk-68 20mm guns
Crew: 6 officers and 77 enlisted


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Crew List:

This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS CONSERVER. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.


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