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Machinist (AFDB-8)


AFDB-8 Class Large Auxiliary Floating Dry Dock :
  • Built, in 1980, by Seebeck, Shipbuilding GmbH, Bremerhaven, Germany
  • Delivered and placed in service in June 1980 as Machinist (AFDB-8)
  • Allocated to Naval Base Subic Bay, Philippines
  • Placed out of service, circa 1992
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 23 April 1997
  • Sold, 23 April 1997, for commercial service to Guam Industrial Services Shipyard
    Specifications:
    Displacement unknown
    Length 825'
    Beam 175'
    Draft unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none

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    Machinist 127k Machinist (AFDB-8) at Naval Station Subic Bay, Luzon, Philippines, date unknown. Bob Gregory, Dep Requirements & Special Programs Officer COMPACFLT N43
    Machinist 62k Machinist (AFDB-8) and USS Brunswick (ATS-3) at Naval Station Subic Bay, Luzon, Philippines, 3 April 1992. Brunswick towed Machinist from Subic Bay to Pearl Harbor during the US military withdrawal from Subic Bay.
    DOD photo # DNST9207048 by Roger Dutcher, JO2 USN.
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    Machinist 69k Aerial view of ex-Machinist (AFDB-8) in commercial service for Guam Ship Yard, Apra Harbor Guam, circa 2008. Bob Gregory, Dep Requirements & Special Programs Officer COMPACFLT N43
    Machinist 289k Ex-Machinist (AFDB-8) in commercial service for Guam Ship Yard, Apra Harbor Guam, 2009, with ex-YD-201 moored alongside. Bob Gregory, Dep Requirements & Special Programs Officer COMPACFLT N43
    Machinist 274k Ex-Machinist (AFDB-8) in commercial service for Guam Ship Yard, Apra Harbor Guam with USNS Rainier (T-AOE-7) in her dock, 23 February 2009. Bob Gregory, Dep Requirements & Special Programs Officer COMPACFLT N43
    Machinist 45k Ex-Machinist (AFDB-8) sunk at Guam Ship Yard, Apra Harbor Guam, January 2011.  
    Machinist 103k

    There is no DANFS history for Machinist (AFDB-8) available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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