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USS Prairie (AD 15)

- decommissioned -


USS PRAIRIE was the second DIXIE - class destroyer tender and the second ship in the Navy to bear the name. Both decommissioned and stricken from the Navy list on March 26, 1993, the PRAIRIE was sold for scrapping a few days later. She was subsequently towed to India where she was broken up.

General Characteristics:Awarded: October 14, 1938
Keel laid: December 7, 1938
Launched: December 9, 1939
Commissioned: August 5, 1940
Decommissioned: March 26, 1993
Builder: New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, N.J.
Propulsion system: four boilers, geared turbines
Propellers: two
Length: 530.5 feet (161.7 meters)
Beam: 73.2 feet (22.3 meters)
Draft: 25.6 feet (7.8 meters)
Displacement: approx. 17,176 tons full load
Speed: 19.5 knots
Aircraft: Flight Deck only, however, not suitable for helo landings
Armament: 4 20mm Mk-68 guns
Crew: approx. 1000


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Crew List:

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


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