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ASR-7 Chanticleer  

ASR-7 Chanticleer class vehicles serve as surface support ships for submarine rescue operations. They conduct these operations using the McCann rescue chamber and support deep sea diving operations down to 300 feet. These ships can support divers indefinitely, lowering them to the ocean floor in pressurized transfer chambers for open-sea work periods. These vessels also serve as operational control ships to conduct deep-sea salvage operations.

 

Specifications

Builders ASR-9 -- Moore Shipbuilding and Drydock
ASR-13-16 -- Savannah Machine and Foundry
Power Plant Diesel electric, one shaft
Length 251 feet
Beam 42 feet
Draft feet
Displacement 2,320 tons full load
Speed 15 knots
Crew 111
Aircraft none

Ships

Name Number Builder Homeport Ordered Commissioned Decommissioned
Chanticleer ASR 7         01 Jun 1974
Coucal ASR 8       22 Jan 1943 15 Sep 1977
Florikan ASR 9 Moore Pearl Harbor   05 Apr 1943 02 Aug 1991
Greenlet ASR 10         01 Feb 1973
Kittiwake ASR 13 Savannah Norfolk   10 Jul 1945 30 Sep 1994
Petrel ASR 14 Savannah Charleston   26 Sep 1945 30 Sep 1991
Sunbird ASR 15 Savannah Groton   23 Jun 1950 30 Sep 1993
Tringa ASR 16 Savannah     28 Jan 1947 30 Sep 1977

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