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AFD-16 (1943 - 1946)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

AFDL-1 Class Small Auxiliary Floating Dry Dock:
  • Laid down, date and location unknown
  • Redesignated AFDL-16, 1 August 1946
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, scrapped, 6 January 1982
    Displacement 12,000 t.
    Length 288'
    Beam 64'
    Inside width 45'
    Draft 3' 3" (lt), 31' 4" (flooded)
    Lifting capacity 1,900 tons

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    Safeguard 425k Aerial view of the south end of Mare Island Naval Ship, between 12 and 19 September 1946. Ships present include:
    USS Oklahoma City (CL-91)
    USS Safeguard (ARS-25)
    USS Avery Island (AG-76)
    USS Quapaw (ATF-110)
    USS Eldorado (AGC-11)
    USS Barricade (ACM-3)
    USS Fieberling (DE-640)
    USS AFD-6
    USS Alfred A. Cunningham (DD-752) and
    Endicott (YM-12)
    Safeguard and Avery Island were at the yard for decontamination from the Bikini Island tests. Oklahoma City is about to be decommissioned; Barricade is about to be turned over to Coast Guard; Endicott dredging berth 18 and the others are in for repairs.
    US Navy photo courtesy of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.
    Darryl Baker

    There is no DANFS history available for AFD-16 / AFDL-16 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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