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USS Aries (PHM 5)

- decommissioned -

USS ARIES was the fifth ship in the PEGASUS class of hydrofoil boats. She was homeported in Key West, Florida, and on July 30, 1993, all six ships of her class were decommissioned and stricken from the Navy list. AQUILA was sold for scrapping on August 19, 1996.

General Characteristics:Awarded: October 20, 1977
Keel laid: January 7, 1980
Launched: November 5, 1981
Commissioned: September 18, 1982
Decommissioned: July 30, 1993
Builder: Boeing, Seattle, Wash.
Propulsion system:
  • Foilborne:
    • one General Electric LM-2500 gas turbine engine; 18,000 shaft horsepower; waterjet propulsion units
  • Hullborne:
    • two diesels; 1,600 brake horsepower; waterjet propulsion units
Hull Length: 133 feet (40.5 meters)
Beam: 28 feet (8.5 meters)
Displacement: approx. 255 tons full load
Speed: hullborne: 12 knots  foilborne: 48 knots
Armament: two Mk-140 Harpoon missile launchers, one Mk 75 76mm/62 caliber rapid firing gun
Crew: 4 officers, 17 enlisted


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Crew List:

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


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