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USS Recovery (ARS 43)

- decommissioned -

USS RECOVERY was the sixth and final BOLSTER - class rescue and salvage ship and the first ship in the Navy to bear the name. After more than 48 years of service, the RECOVERY was both decommissioned and stricken from the Navy list on September 30, 1994. On September 30, 1998, the RECOVERY was transfered to Taiwan where she was recommissioned as TA DE.

General Characteristics:Awarded: December 7, 1943
Keel laid: January 6, 1945
Launched: August 4, 1945
Commissioned: May 15, 1946
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 RECOVERY. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.


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