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IX-306
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USAFS Col. Francis T. Ziegler (FS-221)




  • Laid down, date unknown, at Higgins Industries, New Orleans, LA. as a Design 427 Small Freighter (FS) for the US Army
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered to the US Army and commissioned, Col. Francis T. Ziegler (FS-221), circa October 1944 - January 1945
  • Decommissioned by the US Army, date unknown
  • Acquired by the US Navy in January 1966 and converted for service as a Torpedo Research Ship
  • Placed in service as Miscellaneous Unclassified IX-306, assigned to Naval Underwater Systems Center, Newport, R.I.
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 30 November 1988
  • Final Disposition, disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping, 12 October 1989
    Specifications:
    Displacement 137 t.(lt) 823 t.(fl)
    Length 179'
    Beam 32'
    Draft 10 ft. (max.)
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion two 500hp GM Cleveland Division 6-278A 6-cyl V6 diesel engines, twin screws

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    USAFS Col. Francis T. Ziegler (FS-221
    Col. Francis T. Ziegler 51k USAFS Col. Francis T. Ziegler (FS-221) passing upbound on St. Clair River, MI., 5 August 1950. Col. Francis T. Ziegler was assigned to the US Army Reserves while in service on the Great Lakes
    Bowling Green State University's Great Lakes vessels Online index
    David Wright
    Col. Francis T. Zieglere 146k USAFS Col. Francis T. Ziegler (FS-221) moored at Fort Eustis, VA., circa early 1961. Moored abaft of Col. Francis T. Ziegler is th US Army Vessel LTC JOHN U. D. PAGE. Jim Pumphret
    IX-306
    IX-306
    K-78235
    1111k IX-306 [ex-USAFS Col. Francis T. Ziegler (FS-221)] in service as a Torpedo Research Vessel assigned to the Naval Underwater Weapons Station, Newport. R.I, returns to the still water basin in Narragansett Bay in October 1969. Torpedo Retriever Boat 81 follows astern.
    US National Archives photo catalog #'s K-78235 and K-78232
    David Wright
    IX-306
    K-78232
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    There is no DANFS history for IX-306 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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