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Salvage and Rescue Ships (ARS, ARSD, ARST, ASR, ATS)

Most recent update: December 30, 2013.


 

Type # Name Shipbuilder Location Ft. Tons Delivered Disposition
Rescue and Salvage Ships (ARS)
ARS 1 Viking New Jersey DD Elizabethport NJ 188 950 12-Feb-19 Built as Flamingo (AM 32), scrapped 1953
ARS 2 Crusader Gas Engine & Power Morris Heights NY 188 950 17-Sep-19 Built as Osprey (AM 29), scrapped 1952
ARS 3 Discoverer Todd Shipyards Brooklyn NY 188 950 31-Jan-19 Built as Auk (AM 38), to Venezuela 1947 as Felipe Larrazabel (R-11), scrapped 1962
ARS 4 Redwing Baltimore DD Baltimore MD 188 950 17-Oct-19 Built as Redwing (AM 48), sunk 1943
ARS 5 Diver Basalt Rock Co Napa CA 213 1,897 23-Oct-43 Sold 1949
ARS 6 Escape Basalt Rock Co Napa CA 213 1,897 20-Nov-43 To USCG 1946 as Escape (WAT 6, later WMEC 6), scrapped 2009
ARS 7 Grapple Basalt Rock Co Napa CA 213 1,897 16-Dec-43 To Taiwan 1977 as Tai Hu (ARS 552), active
ARS 8 Preserver Basalt Rock Co Napa CA 213 1,897 11-Jan-44 Scrapped 2006
ARS 9 Shackle Basalt Rock Co Napa CA 213 1,897 5-Feb-44 To USCG 1946 as Acushnet (WAT 167, later WMEC 167), active
ARS 10 Assistance           Never commissioned
ARS 11 Warbler Philadelphia NSY Philadelphia PA 188 950 22-Dec-19 Built as AM 53, scrapped 1948
ARS 12 Willet Philadelphia NSY Philadelphia PA 188 950 29-Jan-20 Built as AM 54, scrapped 1948
ARS 13 Anchor Colberg BW Stockton CA 213 1,897 23-Oct-43 Sold 1947
ARS 14 Protector Colberg BW Stockton CA 213 1,897 28-Dec-43 Sold 1946
ARS 15 Extractor Colberg BW Stockton CA 213 1,897 3-Mar-44 Sunk accidentally in the Marianas and lost 1945
ARS 16 Extricate Snow Shipyards Rockland ME 213 1,897 27-Jul-43 Sunk in typhoon off Okinawa and lost 1946
ARS 17 Restorer Snow Shipyards Rockland ME 213 1,897 6-Oct-43 To Denmark 1948, discarded
ARS 18 Rescuer United EW Alameda CA 176   1904 Ex-Casper, acquired 1942, wrecked and lost 1943
ARS 19 Cable Basalt Rock Co Napa CA 213 1,441 6-Mar-44 Sunk as target 1978
ARS 20 Chain Basalt Rock Co Napa CA 213 1,441 31-Mar-44 Reclassified as AGOR 17 1958, scrapped 1979
ARS 21 Curb Basalt Rock Co Napa CA 213 1,441 12-May-44 Reefed off Key West FL 1983
ARS 22 Current Basalt Rock Co Napa CA 213 1,441 14-Jun-44 Scrapped 1975
ARS 23 Deliver Basalt Rock Co Napa CA 213 1,441 18-Jul-44 To South Korea 1979, active
ARS 24 Grasp Basalt Rock Co Napa CA 213 1,441 22-Aug-44 To South Korea 1978, active
ARS 25 Safeguard Basalt Rock Co Napa CA 213 1,441 30-Sep-44 To Turkey 1979 as Isin (A 589), active
ARS 26 Seize Basalt Rock Co Napa CA 213 1,441 3-Nov-44 To USCG 1946 as Yocona (WAT 168, later WMEC 168), struck 1996, sunk as target 2006
ARS 27 Snatch Basalt Rock Co Napa CA 213 1,441 11-Dec-44 Reclassified as AGOR 18 1967, scrapped 1971
ARS 28 Valve Bellingham MR Bellingham WA 183 1,089 Feb-44 Struck 1948
ARS 29 Vent Bellingham MR Bellingham WA 183 1,089 Apr-44 Struck 1948
ARS 30 Accelerate Kyle & Purdy City Island NY 129   1921 Ex-Toteco, ex-Walling, acquired 1942, to MARAD 1947
ARS 31 Harjurand Astilleros Cardona Spain 189   1919 Acquired 1942, sold 1946 as Dodecanese, scrapped 1955
ARS 32 Brant Sun Shipbuilding Chester PA 188 950 5-Sep-18 Built as AM 24
ARS 33 Clamp Basalt Rock Co Napa CA 213 1,441 23-Aug-43 Transfer to Britain as Atlantic Salvor (BARS 3) cancelled, to be sunk as target
ARS 34 Gear Basalt Rock Co Napa CA 213 1,441 24-Sep-43 Transfer to Britain as Pacific Salvor (BARS 4) cancelled, scrapped 1982
ARS 35 Weight American C & F Wilmington DE 213 1,897 14-Aug-43 Transfer to Britain as Plymouth Salvor (BARS 7) cancelled, sold 1947
ARS 36 Swivel American C & F Wilmington DE 213 1,897 5-Jun-43 Transfer to Britain as York Salvor (BARS 8) cancelled, sold 1947
ARS 37 Tackle Newport News SB Newport News VA     1912 Ex-W. R. Chamberlain, Jr., acquired 1943, later ARST 4
ARS 38 Bolster Basalt Rock Co Napa CA 213 1,441 1-May-45 To NDRF 1994
ARS 39 Conserver Basalt Rock Co Napa CA 213 1,441 9-Jun-45 Sunk as target 2004
ARS 40 Hoist Basalt Rock Co Napa CA 213 1,441 21-Jul-45 To Taiwan 1998 as Ta Peng (ARS 549), to Toledo OH as museum 2003, scrapped 2007
ARS 41 Opportune Basalt Rock Co Napa CA 213 1,441 5-Oct-45 Scrapped 2003
ARS 42 Reclaimer Basalt Rock Co Napa CA 213 1,441 20-Dec-45 In NDRF, to be sunk as target
ARS 43 Recovery Basalt Rock Co Napa CA 213 1,441 14-May-46 To Taiwan 1998 as Ta De (ARS 550), active
ARS 44 Retriever Basalt Rock Co Napa CA 213 1,441   Cancelled
ARS 45 Skillfull Basalt Rock Co Napa CA 213 1,441   Cancelled
ARS 46 Support Basalt Rock Co Napa CA 213 1,441   Cancelled
ARS 47 Toiler Basalt Rock Co Napa CA 213 1,441   Cancelled
ARS 48 Urgent Basalt Rock Co Napa CA 213 1,441   Cancelled
ARS 49 Willing Basalt Rock Co Napa CA 213 1,441   Cancelled
ARS 50 Safeguard Peterson Bldrs. Sturgeon Bay WI 255 2,482 17-Aug-85 T-ARS 50 2007, active
ARS 51 Grasp Peterson Bldrs. Sturgeon Bay WI 255 2,482 14-Dec-85 T-ARS 51 2005, active
ARS 52 Salvor Peterson Bldrs. Sturgeon Bay WI 255 2,482 14-Jun-86 T-ARS 52 2006, active
ARS 53 Grapple Peterson Bldrs. Sturgeon Bay WI 255 2,482 15-Nov-86 T-ARS 53 2006, active
ARS 54   Peterson Bldrs. Sturgeon Bay WI 255 2,482   Cancelled
Rescue and Salvage Ships for Britain (BARS)
BARS 1 Caledonian Salvor Basalt Rock Co Napa CA 213 1,441 22-Aug-42 To Britain 1942, to Australia 1943, returned 1946, sold 1947 as Sudbury II
BARS 2 Cambrian Salvor Basalt Rock Co Napa CA 213 1,441 7-Sep-42 To Britain 1943, to Australia 1943, returned 1946, sold 1947 as Caribsche Zee
BARS 3 Atlantic Salvor Basalt Rock Co Napa CA 213 1,441 24-Oct-42 Intended for Britain but retained as USS Clamp (ARS 33)
BARS 4 Pacific Salvor Basalt Rock Co Napa CA 213 1,441 24-Oct-42 Intended for Britain but retained as USS Gear (ARS 34)
BARS 5 American Salvor Barbour BW New Bern NC 213 1,089 27-Dec-42 To Britain 1942, returned 1946
BARS 6 Boston Salvor Barbour BW New Bern NC 213 1,089 20-Feb-43 To Britain 1943, CTL 1945, scrapped
BARS 7 Plymouth Salvor American C & F Wilmington DE 213 1,089 24-Oct-42 Intended for Britain but retained as USS Weight (ARS 35)
BARS 8 York Salvor American C & F Wilmington DE 213 1,089 24-Oct-42 Intended for Britain but retained as USS Swivel (ARS 36)
BARS 9 Lincoln Salvor Bellingham MR Bellingham WA 213 1,089 27-Dec-42 To Britain 1943, returned 1946
BARS 10 Southampton Salvor Bellingham MR Bellingham WA 213 1,089 20-Feb-43 To Britain 1943, returned 1946, sold to Greece 1948 as Alkimos, scrapped 1953
BARS 11 Quebec Salvor Bellingham MR Bellingham WA 213 1,089 21-Apr-43 Intended for Britain but retained as USS Valve (ARS 28)
BARS 12 Queen Salvor Bellingham MR Bellingham WA 213 1,089 6-May-43 Intended for Britain but retained as USS Vent (ARS 29)
Rescue and Salvage Derricks (ARSD)
ARSD 1 Gypsy Brown SB Houston TX 224 816 Feb-46 Ex-LSM 549, scrapped 1974
ARSD 2 Mender Brown SB Houston TX 224 816 Mar-46 Ex-LSM 550, scrapped 1974
ARSD 3 Salvager Brown SB Houston TX 224 816 Mar-46 Ex-LSM 551, later YMLC 3, struck 1972
ARSD 4 Windlass Brown SB Houston TX 224 816 Apr-46 Ex-LSM 552, later YMLC 4, struck 1972
Rescue and Salvage Tenders (ARST)
ARST 1 Laysan Island JeffBoat Jeffersonville IN 328 3,960 5-Jun-45 Ex-LST 1098, scrapped 1974
ARST 2 Okala JeffBoat Jeffersonville IN 328 3,960 28-Jun-45 Ex-LST 1099, scrapped 1974
ARST 3 Palmyra JeffBoat Jeffersonville IN 328 3,960 28-Jul-45 Ex-LST 1100, scrapped 1974
ARST 4 Tackle Newport News SB Newport News VA     1912 Ex-W. R. Chamberlain, Jr., acquired 1943 as ARS 37
Submarine Rescue Ships (ASR)
ASR 1 Widgeon Sun Shipbuilding Chester PA 188 950 27-Jul-18 Converted from AM 22
ASR 2 Falcon Gas Engine & Power Morris Heights NY 188 950 12-Nov-18 Converted from AM 28
ASR 3 Chewink Todd Shipyards Brooklyn NY 188 950 9-Apr-19 Converted from AM 39
ASR 4 Mallard Staten Island SB Richmond NY 188 950 25-Jun-19 Converted from AM 44
ASR 5 Ortolan Staten Island SB Richmond NY 188 950 17-Sep-19 Converted from AM 45
ASR 6 Pigeon Baltimore DD Baltimore MD 188 950 15-Jul-19 Converted from AM 47
ASR 7 Chanticleer Moore Dry Dock Oakland CA 251 1,780 20-Nov-42 Scrapped 1974
ASR 8 Coucal Moore Dry Dock Oakland CA 251 1,780 22-Jan-43 Sunk as target 1991
ASR 9 Florikan Moore Dry Dock Oakland CA 251 1,780 5-Apr-43 To be sunk as target
ASR 10 Greenlet Moore Dry Dock Oakland CA 251 1,780 29-May-43 To Turkey 1970 as Akin (A 585), active
ASR 11 Macaw Moore Dry Dock Oakland CA 251 1,780 20-Nov-43 Wrecked near Midway and lost 1944
ASR 12 Penguin Charleston SB Charleston SC 205 1,240 29-May-44 Converted from ATF 99, struck 1970
ASR 13 Kittiwake Savannah Machine Savannah GA 251 1,780 10-Jul-45 To Cayman Islands 2010 to be reefed
ASR 14 Petrel Savannah Machine Savannah GA 251 1,780 26-Sep-45 Scrapped 2003
ASR 15 Sunbird Savannah Machine Savannah GA 251 1,780 3-Apr-46 Scrapped 2005
ASR 16 Tringa Savannah Machine Savannah GA 251 1,780 25-Jun-46 Struck 1977, to be sunk as target
ASR 17 Verdin Savannah Machine Savannah GA 251 1,780   Cancelled
ASR 18 Windower Savannah Machine Savannah GA 251 1,780   Cancelled
ASR 19 Bluebird Charleston SB Charleston SC 205 1,240 28-May-46 Converted from ATF 164, to Turkey 1950 as Kurtaran
ASR 20 Skylark Charleston SB Charleston SC 205 1,240 Jul-46 Converted from ATF 165, to Brazil 1973 as Gastao Moutinho
ASR 21 Pigeon Alabama DD Mobile AL 251 4,119 29-Jan-72 To NDRF 2005
ASR 22 Ortolan Alabama DD Mobile AL 251 4,119 17-May-72 Scrapped 2009
ASR 23-30             Cancelled
Salvage Tugs (ATS)
ATS 1 Edenton Brooke Marine U.K. 283 2,592 5-Jan-71 To USCG 1997 as Alex Haley (WMEC 39), active
ATS 2 Beaufort Brooke Marine U.K. 283 2,592 1-Jan-72 To Korea 1997 as Pyong Taek (ARS 27), active
ATS 3 Brunswick Brooke Marine U.K. 283 2,592 21-Nov-72 To Korea 1997 as Kwang Yang (ARS 28), active
ATS 4             Cancelled
ATS 5             Cancelled

 

ASRB 911 US Navy ASR Boat 23d 63 1944 To Australia as Air Spray
ASRB 914 US Navy ASR Boat 23d 63 1944 To Australia as Air Sense
ASRB 915 US Navy ASR Boat 23d 63 1944 To Australia as Air Bird
ASRB 921 US Navy ASR Boat 23d 63 1944 To Australia as Air Rest
ASRB 922 US Navy ASR Boat 23d 63 1944 To Australia as Air Clan
ASRB 924 US Navy ASR Boat 23d 63 1944 To Australia as Air Cloud
ASRB 927 US Navy ASR Boat 23d 63 1944 To Australia as Air Watch