USS EDENTON was the first of three Rescue and Salvage Ships built for the US Navy by a British shipyard. Decommissioned after 25 years of service on March 29, 1996, the EDENTON was transfered to the US Coast Guard on November 18, 1997, and was subsequently stricken from the Navy list on December 29, 1997. After conversion, the EDENTON was commissioned by the Coast Guard on July 10, 1999, and is now serving as USCGC ALEX HALEY (WMEC 39).
|General Characteristics:||Keel laid: March 28, 1967|
|Launched: May 15, 1968|
|Commissioned: January 23, 1971|
|Decommissioned: March 29, 1996|
|Builder: Brooke Marine, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft, United Kingdom|
|Propulsion system: diesel|
|Length: 282.5 feet (86.1 meters)|
|Beam: 49.9 feet (15.2 meters)|
|Draft: 15.1 feet (4.6 meters)|
|Displacement: approx. 3,100 tons|
|Speed: 16 knots|
|Armament: two 20mm guns|
|Crew: 8 officers and 88 enlisted|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS EDENTON. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
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