Search the Site with 
General Characteristics Crew List to end of page

USS Petrel (ASR 14)

- decommissioned -

USS PETREL was the seventh CHANTICLEER - class Submarine Rescue Ship and the fifth ship in the Navy to bear the name. Decommissioned on September 30, 1991, after almost exactly 45 years of service, the PETREL was stricken from the Navy list on October 9, 1991, and is now berthed at the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Fort Eustis, Va., awaiting final disposal.

General Characteristics:Awarded: May 1, 1944
Keel laid: February 26, 1945
Launched: September 26, 1945
Commissioned: September 24, 1946
Decommissioned: September 30, 1991
Builder: Savannah Machinery and Foundry Co., Savannah, GA
Propulsion system: Diesel electric, one shaft, 3,000 SHP
Propellers: one
Length: 251.6 feet (76.7 meters)
Beam: 42 feet (12.8 meters)
Draft: 14.8 feet (4.5 meters)
Displacement: approx. 2,200 tons
Speed: 15 knots
Armament: two Mk-68 20mm guns
Crew: approx. 100

Back to topback to top  go to endgo to the end of the page

Back to topback to top  go to endgo to the end of the page

Crew List:

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

Back to topback to top

Back to Submarine Rescue Ships Site. Back to ships list. Back to selection page. Back to 1st page.