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Sea Shadow (IX-529)


Experimental Stealth Vessel:
  • Contract awarded, 22 October 1982, to Lockheed Missile and Space Technology, Co., Seattle, WA.
  • Sea Shadow was constructed by Lockheed in the Hughes Mining Barge (HMB-1) at Redwood City, CA.
  • Laid down, date unknown
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered, 1 March 1985
  • Sea Shadow (IX-529) is an experimental "Stealth" ship first used in the Zumwalt (DD-21) class program
  • Placed out of service and laid up at Naval Station San Diego, CA. in 1994
  • Placed in service in March 1999, homeport changed to NAS Alameda, CA.
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 22 August 2006
  • Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, CA. along with Hughes Mining Barge (HMB-1) which is Sea Shadow's covered drydock.
  • Sea Shadow and Hughes Mining Barge (HMB-1) are currently laid up at Suisun Bay and are to be sold at GSA auction
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping in early July 2012, to Bay Ship & Yacht Co. for $2,500.000.00, dismantling completed, 30 November 2012
    Specifications:
    Displacement 449 t.(lt) 563 t.(fl)
    Length 164'
    Beam 68'
    Draft 15' (max)
    Speed 13 kts.
    Complement 10
    Propulsion diesel-electric, two propellers

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    IX-529 2097k Starboard bow view of the experimental stealth vessel Sea Shadow (IX-529) underway in San Francisco Bay, 19 August 1993.
    Department of Defense photo # DN-SC-94-00408 SAN FRANCISCO (19 August 1993), a US Navy photo by George F. Champagne, now in the collections of Defense Imagery.com.
    Robert M. Cieri
    IX-529 2087k Bow view of the experimental stealth vessel Sea Shadow (IX-529) underway in San Francisco Bay, 19 August 1993.
    Department of Defense photo # DN-SC-94-00409 SAN FRANCISCO (19 August 1993), a US Navy photo by George F. Champagne, now in the collections of Defense Imagery.com.
    Robert M. Cieri
    IX-529 1524k Bow view of the experimental stealth vessel Sea Shadow (IX-529) underway in San Francisco Bay, 19 August 1993.
    Department of Defense photo # DN-SC-94-00410 SAN FRANCISCO (19 August 1993), a US Navy photo by George F. Champagne, now in the collections of Defense Imagery.com.
    Robert M. Cieri
    IX-529 1719k Port bow view of the experimental stealth vessel Sea Shadow (IX-529) underway in San Francisco Bay, 19 August 1993.
    Department of Defense photo # DN-SC-94-00412 SAN FRANCISCO (19 August 1993), a US Navy photo by George F. Champagne, now in the collections of Defense Imagery.com.
    Robert M. Cieri
    IX-529 1096k Port bow view of the experimental stealth vessel Sea Shadow (IX-529) underway in San Francisco Bay, 19 August 1993.
    Department of Defense photo # DN-SC-94-00411 SAN FRANCISCO (19 August 1993), a US Navy photo by George F. Champagne, now in the collections of Defense Imagery.com.
    Robert M. Cieri
    IX-529 71k Sea Shadow(IX-529) underway in San Francisco Bay, date unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Global Security web site
    IX-529 35k Sea Shadow(IX-529) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Global Security web site
    IX-529 87k Sea Shadow(IX-529) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Global Security web site
    IX-529 46k Sea Shadow(IX-529) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Global Security web site
    IX-529 77k Sea Shadow(IX-529) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Global Security web site
    IX-529 50k Sea Shadow(IX-529) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Global Security web site
    IX-529 78k Sea Shadow(IX-529) moored in the Hughes Mining Barge (HMB-1), date and place unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Global Security web site
    IX-529 128k Sea Shadow(IX-529) moored in the Hughes Mining Barge (HMB-1), date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Global Security web site
    IX-529 95k Sea Shadow(IX-529) moored pierside, date and location unknown. Robert Hurst
    IX-529 26k Sea Shadow(IX-529) underway, date and location unknown. Robert Hurst
    IX-529 113k Sea Shadow(IX-529) entering Hughes Mining Barge (HMB-1), date and location unknown. Robert Hurst
    IX-529 54k Sea Shadow(IX-529) entering Hughes Mining Barge (HMB-1) at NAS Alameda, date unknown. Robert Hurst
    IX-529 82k Sea Shadow(IX-529) underway in San Francisco Bay, date unknown. Robert Hurst
    IX-529 134k Sea Shadow(IX-529) underway in San Francisco Bay, date unknown. Robert Hurst
    IX-529 36k Sea Shadow(IX-529) in HMB-1 at the National Defense Reserve Fleet site, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA. in the summer of 2009. Michael McDermott
    IX-529 33k
    IX-529 42k
    IX-529 38k
    IX-529 74k Sea Shadow (IX-529) in HMB-1 at the National Defense Reserve Fleet site, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA., date unknown Ron Reeves
    IX-529 67k

    There is no DANFS history for Sea Shadow (IX-529) available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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