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Arco (ARDM 5)

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ARCO is a medium auxiliary repair dry dock and the Navy's only sailor-operated dry dock. ARCO is based in San Diego, Calif., and is assigned to Submarine Squadron Eleven.

General Characteristics:Keel laid: May 9, 1983
Launched: December 14, 1984
Commissioned: June 23, 1986
Builder: Todd Pacific Shipyards, Seattle, Wash.
Length: 492 feet (149.96 meters)
Beam: 96 feet (29.26 meters)
Displacement: 5,400 tons
Lifting Capacity: 7,800 tons
Crew: 5 officers, 125 enlisted
Homeport: San Diego, Calif.


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Crew List:

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


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The photos below were taken by me and show the ARCO with the dry docked USS SAN FRANCISCO (SSN 711) at Naval Base Point Loma, Calif., on September 29, 2011.



The photo below was taken by me and shows the ARCO at Naval Base Point Loma, Calif., on March 14, 2012.



The photos below were taken by me and show the ARCO at Naval Base Point Loma, Calif., on May 10, 2012.



The photos below were taken by me and show the ARCO with the dry docked USS JEFFERSON CITY (SSN 759) at Naval Base Point Loma, Calif., on October 4, 2012.



The photos below were taken by Michael Jenning and show the empty ARCO at Naval Base Point Loma, Calif., on April 18, 2016.



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