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Urgent (ARS-48)

Assigned International Radio Call Sign:
November - India - India - Quebec
Bolster Class Rescue and Salvage Ship:
  • Urgent, a Bolster class rescue and salvage ship was scheduled to be built at Basalt Rock Co., Napa, CA.
  • Contract canceled 12 August 1945
    Displacement 1,497t.(lt) 1,990 t.(fl)
    Length 213' 6"
    Beam 39'
    Draft 14' 8"
    Speed 16 kts.
    Officers 7
    Enlisted 113
    Largest Boom Capacity 10 t.
    two twin 40mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 2,150 bbls
    Gasoline 2,500 Gals
    four Cooper-Besemer Diesel-electric engines
    single Fairbanks-Morse Main Reduction Gears
    Ship's Service Generators
    two Diesel-drive 200Kw 120V D.C.
    one Diesel-drive 60Kw 120V D.C.
    twin propellers, 3,000shp
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