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USS IX 306 in October 1969.
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Class: IX 306 (Army FS Design 427)
Design: Army FS Design 427
Displacement (tons): (est.) 640 light, 930 full
Dimensions (feet): 180' oa, 170' wl x 33' e, 32' wl x 10' max nav
Accommodations: (est.) 39
Speed (kts.): 13
Propulsion (HP): 1,000
Machinery: Geared diesel, 2 screws
|306||IX 306||Jan 1969||Higgins, New Orleans||11 Jan 1943||Jan 1945||COM/SRV|
|306||IX 306||1988||30 Nov 1988||12 Oct 1989||Sold||--|
IX 306 was a former Army 180ft Design 427 aircraft maintenance and supply vessel acquired by the Navy on a loan basis in July 1968 and converted for service as a Torpedo Research Ship at the Naval Underwater Systems Center, Newport, R.I. She carried a torpedo tube in the starboard side of the bow just aft of the hull number. NEW BEDFORD (IX 308, ex T-AKL 17) performed similar duty at the Naval Torpedo Station at Keyport, Wash. from 1969 to 1995.
|306||IX 306||(ex-FS 221, COL FRANCIS M ZIEGLER).|
Compiled: 19 Oct 2021
© Stephen S. Roberts, 2021