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USS Pigeon (ASR 21). She is a catamaran with two widely-separated hulls.
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Class: PIGEON (ASR 21)
Design: SCB Project Nos. 721.67 and 721.68
Displacement (tons): 4,119 light, 4,954 full
Dimensions (feet): 251' oa, 230'wl x 86' x 26' max nav
Armament: none, (1976) 2-20mmS
Accommodations: 10 officers, 183 enlisted
Speed (kts.): 15
Propulsion (HP): 6,000
Machinery: Diesel, 2 screws

Construction:
ASRNameOrd/AcqBuilderKeelLaunchComm/Svc
21PIGEON15 Nov 1967Alabama DD/SB17 Jul 196813 Aug 196928 Apr 1973
22ORTOLAN15 Nov 1967Alabama DD/SB22[28] Aug 196810 Sep 196914 Jul 1973

Disposition:
ASRNameTDecomm/CustStrikeDisposalFateMA Sale/Depart
21PIGEON31 Aug 199231 Aug 199218 Dec 1998MA/T23 Nov 2011
22ORTOLAN30 Mar 199530 Mar 19951 May 1999MA/T20 Jul 2009/D

Class Notes:
Approved characteristics for a Submarine Rescue Vessel (ASR), SCB Project No. 721.67, were promulgated on 22 April 1966 and updated as SCB Project No. 721.68 on 26 May 1967 and as SCB Project No. 721.67 on 28 December 1968 with a final change on 16 September 1975.

Ship Notes:
ASRNameMANotes
21PIGEONFY 1967. Delivered 29 Jan 1972. To MA custody in SBRF 4 Sep 1992. Navy scrap contract 29 Sep 1995 with Pegasus Inc. at the former NSY Mare Island, withdrawn from NDRF 7 Feb 1996 to BU, repossessed 30 Jul 1997 and contract canc., returned to NDRF 15 May 1998. At San Diego 23 Mar 2001 to 4 Aug 2005 as static training platform for CNET. Departed SBRF 9 Jan 2012 under domestic sale to Int’l Shipbr. LTD, Brownsville.
22ORTOLANFY 1968. Delivered 17 May 1972. To MA custody in JRRF 4 Feb 1997. Departed JRRF 20 Jul 2009 for Brownsville under contract with ESCO Marine. BU complete 23 Mar 2010.

Page Notes:
Compiled: 2 Oct 2021
© Stephen S. Roberts, 2021
Sources: DB, Maroon, PHS, NVR