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FBM Dry Dock Specifications (4 sections):
Displacement 18,700 t.(It.)
Beam 246' 5"
Draft 9' 3" (It.), 67' 4" (subm. max.)
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|69k||AFDB-7 moored in the Atlantic Fleet Reserve, Green Cove Springs, Fl., Group, circa 1947. Note the seven pontoons with walls lowered.||Jerry Gauthier, USN 1966-71|
|75k||Los Alamos (AFDB-7) at Holy Loch, Scotland, 19 March 1963, with USS Abraham Lincoln (SSBN-602) in the dock.
US Navy photo from DANFS
|Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret|
|133k||Los Alamos (AFDB-7) at Holy Loch, Scotland in February 1963.||Jim Collins Coxswain 3rd Division Boats|
|309k||Los Alamos (AFDB-7) in the Holy Loch, Scotland, 1972.||Photo by Robert "Cliff" Wolff, ETC USN Ret.|
|63k||USS Simon Lake (AS-33) moored at Holy Loch, Scotland, circa 1966-70 with supporting yard craft:
Los Alamos (AFDB-7)
Large Covered Lighter (NSP) YFNB-31
Large Covered Lighter (NSP) YFNB-42 and
Floating Crane (NSP) YD-245
|65k||Evening in the Holy Loch, Scotland showing Los Alamos (AFDB-7) with submarines alongside. This was a rare site as the submarine tender very seldom left the Holy Loch.||Carl Mussleman|
|103k||Los Alamos (AFDB-7) at Holy Loch, Scotland with a ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) inside, circa 1980s. USS Simon Lake (AS-33) is in the left distance.
US Navy photo # NH 98381-KN from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
|US Naval Historical Center|
|133k||Los Alamos (AFDB-7) at Holy Loch, Scotland with a ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) inside, December 1985.
US Navy photo by PH1 Perry E. Thorsvik.
|Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.|
|353k||Los Alamos (AFDB-7) moored aft of submarine tender USS Hunley (AS-31) while servicing FBM Submarines in the Holy Loch at Dunoon, Scotland, December 1985.
US Navy photos by PH1 Perry E. Thorsvik.
|855k||Los Alamos (AFDB-7) A submarine rests inside shortly before being lowered into the water at Navy Fleet Ballistic Submarine Refit Site 1, at Holy Loch, Scotland 01 December 1985.
Photographer JOC Fred J. Klinkenberger, USN. U.S Defenseimagery, photo VIRIN DN-ST-8702364.
|107k|| A section of floating drydock Los Alamos under tow by the fleet tug USS Salinan (ATF-161), 1976. In July-August 1976 Salinan and USS Shakori (ATF-162) towed a dry dock section from Charleston, S.C., to Holy Loch, Scotland. Salinan and USS Papago (ATF-160) towed other Los Alamos sections back to the U.S. from Holy Loch in October-November 1976.
Photograph received from Salinan in 1978.
US Navy photo # NH 98427 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
|US Naval Historical Center|
|Los Alamos (AFDB-7) Additional Ship's Patches
Contributed by Mike Smolinski
Contributed by R.A. Moody
|Commanding Officers / Officers In Charge|
|01||CAPT. Robinson, Ermest Francis, USNR||6 January 1945 - 21 December 1945|
|02||LCDR. Strickland, John Ogle, USN||21 December 1945 - 9 April 1946|
|Inactived||9 April 1946 - 10 November 1961|
|03||LT. Briscoe, Carlton Francis, USN (OinC)||9 April 1946 - 15 June 1946|
|04||LT. Bilderack, Arthur Haskell, USN (OinC)||15 June 1946 - 1 July 1947|
|05||LT. Briscoe, Carlton Francis, USN (OinC)||1 July 1947 - 21 January 1947|
|06||CHBOSN. English, Oscar Lee, USN (OinC)||21 January 1947 - 1 December 1947|
|07||LT. French, Stanley Lee, USN (OinC)||1968 - 1970|
|08||LT. Finoti, Donald. USN (OinC)||1970 - July 1971|
|09||LCDR. Akerson Jr. Arthur Carl, USN (OinC)||July 1971 - July 1973|
|10||LCDR. Harper, Don Spence, USN (OinC)||18 April 1975 - 1976|
|11||LCDR. Farris, Wayne Ross (OinC)||1976 - 8 July 1977|
|12||LCDR. Wells, Bruce, USN (64) (OinC)||8 July 1977 - 26 October 1979|
|13||LCDR. Dawson Jr., Wilbert Elwood, USN (OinC)||26 October 1979 - ?|
|14||LCDR. Nance, Roger Allan, USN (OinC)||1982 - ?|
|15||LCDR. Eyerly, Louis Gardiner, USN (OinC)||1984 - ?|
|16||LCDR. Weaver, David Dale (OinC)||1988 - ?|
|17||LCDR. Heery, Joseph William (OinC)||1 June 1991 - 1 February 1992|
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