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|
|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|
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.