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|The picture shows a view of both sides of this United States Navy U.S.S. Ortolan ASR-22 Ship Souvenir Sand Dollar. There is a red ribbon to hang this sand dollar as an ornament. One side of this sand dollar has a color image of the ship and the other side is marked as follows:|
July 1973 - March 1995
The sand dollar measures 3-1/4'' wide and is in mint condition as pictured. It comes with a card that has information on sand dollars and a card from the manufacturer. Below here is some information about the Ortolan:
U.S.S. Ortolan ASR-22
Pigeon Class Submarine Rescue Ship
Laid down, 28 August 1968, at Alabama Drydock and Shipbuilding Co., Mobile, AL.
Launched, 10 September 1969
Commissioned USS Ortolan (ASR-22), 14 July 1973
Decommissioned and struck from the Naval Register, 30 March 1995
Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Fort Eustis, VA.
Title transfer to MARAD, 1 May 1999
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 3,706 t.(lt) 4,545 t.(fl) Length 251 Beam 93' Draft 26' (max) Speed 15 kts
Complement 139 Armament two 3"/50 guns
Aircraft helicopter pad only
Propulsion four diesel engines, two propeller shafts
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