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Adept (AFDL-23)
AFDL-23 (1946 - 1979)
AFD-23 (1943 - 1946)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Papa - Charlie - Mike
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal

AFDL-1 Class Small Auxiliary Floating Dry Dock:
  • Laid down at George D. Auchter Co., Jacksonville, FL., in late 1943
  • Completed in December 1944
  • Redesignated AFDL-23, 1 August 1946
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Pearl Harbor, T.H., by 1 January 1947
  • Placed in service in December 1965
  • Named Adept (AFDL-23), 7 June 1979
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Current Disposition, leased to a commercial shipyard, Gulf Copper, Arkansas Pass, TX.
    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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    Adept 71k AFDL-23 date and place unknown.
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, July 1970
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    Adept 77k Adept (AFDL-23) and USS Brunswick (ATS-3) at Naval Base Subic Bay, Luzon, Philippines, 24 February 1992. Brunswick has Adept under tow as the dry dock is removed in preparation for the station's transfer to the Philippine government.
    DOD photo # DNST9206610, by J. Brown, PHCS USN.
    Adept 89k Adept (AFDL-23) leaves Subic Bay Naval Station for Guam in tow behind USS Brunswick (ATS-3), 24 February 1992.
    DOD photo # DNST9206640
    Pioneer 277k Adept (AFDL-23) at Naval Station Ingleside, TX.(under lease to and operated by Gulf Copper Ship Repair Facility, Corpus Christi, TX .) with USS Pioneer (MCM-9) high and dry in her dock, 14 May 2007 DCC(SW/SS) David Johnston, USN

    Adept (AFDL-23)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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