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USS Ortolan (ASR 22)

- decommissioned -


USS ORTOLAN was the second and final ship in the Navy's first class of ships designed to operate the Navyís deep submergence rescue vehicles. Equipped to accommodate two DSRVs, the ORTOLAN was the second seagoing catamaran warship built for the Navy since Robert Fultonís twin-hulled steam warship FULTON was built at the close of the War of 1812. Both decommissioned and stricken from the Navy list on March 30, 1995, the ORTOLAN is now berthed at the James River Reserve Fleet at Fort Eustis, Va., awaiting final disposal.

General Characteristics:Awarded: November 15, 1967
Keel laid: August 22, 1968
Launched: September 10, 1969
Commissioned: July 14, 1973
Decommissioned: March 30, 1995
Builder: Alabama Drydock and Shipbuilding Co., Mobile, Ala.
Propulsion system: four Diesel engines
Propellers: two
Length: 251 feet (76.5 meters)
Beam: 86 feet (26.2 meters)
Draft: 21.4 feet (6.5 meters)
Displacement: approx. 4,200 tons
Speed: 15 knots
Aircraft: helicopter platform only
Armament: two Mk-68 20mm guns
Crew: 6 officers, 109 enlisted (+ 4 officers and 20 enlisted with embarked DSRV)


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Crew List:

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


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