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USS Ashland (LSD 1) on 10 April 1957 experimenting with a P5M-2 seaplane in her well dock.
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Class: ASHLAND (AV 21, ex LSD)
Design: SCB, MC/MA, Navy XX-#
Displacement (tons): #,###
Dimensions (feet): ###.#' x ##.#' x ##.#'
Original armament:
Later armaments:
Complement: ###
Speed (kts.): ##.#
Propulsion (HP): #,###
Machinery: turbines, # screw

Construction:
AVNameReclasBuilderKeelLaunchRecomm
21ASHLAND(1 Oct 1959)Moore DD22 Jun 194221 Dec 1942--

Disposition:
AVNameTDecommStrikeDisposalFateMA Sale/Depart
21ASHLAND22 Nov 196925 Nov 196915 May 1970Navy sale--

Class Notes:
Initial conversion to tend seaplanes Jul 1957, out of commission 14 Sep 1957. Full conversion to AV for the Seamaster program ordered 1 [or 11?] February 1959 at NSY Philadelphia, scheduled to be reclassified AV-21 upon arrival at the yard (to be 1 Oct 1959) but the program was cancelled in around August 1959. Back in commission as an LSD 29 Nov 1961 to 22 Nov 1969.

Ship Notes:
AVNameMANotes
21ASHLAND(ex-LSD 1, ex-APM 1). Completed as LSD 5 Jun 1943.

Page Notes:
Compiled: 31 Jul 2021
© Stephen S. Roberts, 2021
Sources: DB, Maroon, PHS