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|40k||USS Preserver (ARS-8) underway, date and location unknown.||Craig Rothhammer
of Fleet Tug Sailors
|165k||Forward plan view of USS Preserver (ARS-8) at Navy Yard Mare Island, Vallejo, CA., 28 March 1946. USS Preserver is outboard of USS Deliver (ARS-23).
Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 1243-46
|178k||Aft plan view of USS Preserver (ARS-8) at Navy Yard Mare Island, Vallejo, CA., 28 March 1946. USS Preserver is outboard of USS Deliver (ARS-23)
Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 1244-46
|89k||Stern view of USS Preserver (ARS-8), 2 March 1956, while moored at the D & S Piers, Naval Station, Norfolk, VA.||Melissa Fish for her father Robert Pooler USS Preserver, 1951-56|
|220k||USS Preserver (ARS-8) with the U.S. Navy Bathyscaphe Trieste I in tow, 20 June 1963, in Boston Harbor. Preserver and Trieste I are standing out to sea in search of the missing submarine USS Thresher (SSN-593).
US Navy photo from the collections of the of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.
|115k||USS Preserver (ARS-8) underway in Valletta harbor, Malta, in 1964. Photo from 1966/67 Edition of "Jane's Fighting Ships". courtesy of A & J Pavia.||Robert Hurst|
|108k||USS Preserver (ARS-8) earned the Meritorious Unit Commendation award for service, from 11 March to 5 April 1968, in removing more than one million gallons of crude oil from the bow section of S/T Ocean Eagle, re-floating the wreck, towing it to sea and sinking it well beyond the shores of Puerto Rico.
US Navy "All Hands" magazine, May 1979
|62k||USS Preserver (ARS-8) at anchor at the Space Shuttle Challenger salvage site, March 1986. US Navy photo by JOC(SS) Peter D. Sundberg USN, FLTAVCOMLANT NORVA.||Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.|
|64k||USS Preserver (ARS-8) in the Chesapeake Bay, during sea trials, circa 1983.||Charles Lagoueyte|
|52k||USS Preserver (ARS-8) in the Chesapeake Bay, during sea trials, circa 1983.||Charles Lagoueyte|
|60k||USS Preserver (ARS-8) underway, date and location unknown.||Tom Langford|
|108k||A diver in a MK12 diving suit goes over the side of USS Preserver (ARS-8) to recover wreckage from the space shuttle Challenger in the Atlantic Ocean in February 1986.||Tommy Trampp|
|143k||Aerial view of USS Preserver (ARS-8) and Nahoke (YTB-536) at sea, date and location unknown.US Navy photo||Robert Hurst|
|128k||USS Preserver (ARS-8) moored astern of an LST and across from USS Denebola (AF-56) at Naval Station Norfolk, VA., date unknown. Note the floating crane between the piers.||Richard Miller, BMCS USNR Ret.|
|86k||USS Preserver (ARS-8) underway for the last time, not under her own power, as she is moved to Bay Bridge Enterprises yard at Chesapeake, VA., for dismantling, 30 November 2005 .||Mabel Clark|
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