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USNS Taurus (LSV 8) on date
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Class: TAURUS (LSV 8, ex LSD)
Design: SCB, MC/MA, Navy XX #
Displacement (tons): #,###
Dimensions (feet): ###.#' x ##.#' x ##.#'
Original armament: 4-5"/38
Later armaments: (19xx) 4-20mm
Complement: ###
Speed (kts.): ##.#
Propulsion (HP): #,###
Machinery: turbines, # screw

Construction:
LSVNameReclasBuilderKeelLaunchSvc
8TAURUS15 Jan 1959Gulf, Chickasaw8 Nov 1944Aug 194615 Jan 1959

Disposition:
LSVNameTInact/CustStrikeDisposalFateMA Sale/Depart
8TAURUSTSep 196822 Jun 197125 Jun 1969MA/S--

Class Notes:
Ordered as LSD 23 from the New York Navy Yard on 21 Sep 1943, cancelled 15 Nov 1943, order reinstated 15 Jan 1944, and finally reassigned to Gulf, Chickasaw 15 May 1944. Cancelled as LSD 17 Aug 1945. Completed as trailer ferry 22 Dec 1956 by Merrill Stevens, Jacksonville, Fla. Repossessed by U.S. Gov't Feb 1958 at Jacksonville. To Wilmington NC reserve fleet 17 Mar 1958. To MSTS custody 15 Jan 1959 and renamed TAURUS (T-AK 273).

Ship Notes:
LSVNameMANotes
8TAURUS(ex-LSV-8, ex-T-AK-273, ex-LSD-23) (ex TMT CARIB QUEEN,ex FORT SNELLING). To LSV 8 on 1 Jun 1963 and AKR 8 on 1 Jan 1969. Apollo modification 1966-67. To MA 25 Jun 1969 at Yokosuka and sold same date to Union Minerals & Alloys, resold by them for further operation. [sale date in Maroon is 4 Jun 1969] Purchased by Reading & Bates Exploration Co. 24 May 1972. Converted to drilling ship DOUGLAS CARVER 1974-75. Renamed INCO 109 in 1988, BU at Alang 1989.

Page Notes:
Compiled: 13 Aug 2021
© Stephen S. Roberts, 2021
Sources: DB, Maroon, VSC, Miramar