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USS Hoist (ARS 40)

- decommissioned -

USS HOIST was the third BOLSTER - class rescue and salvage ship and the first ship in the Navy to bear the name. After more than 49 years of service, the HOIST was both decommissioned and stricken from the Navy list on September 30, 1994. HOIST spent the following years laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Fort Eustis, Va., awaiting final disposal.

General Characteristics:Awarded: December 7, 1943
Keel laid: September 13, 1944
Launched: March 31, 1945
Commissioned: July 21, 1945
Decommissioned: September 30, 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 HOIST. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.


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