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Beck (HA-5)


Aircraft Retrieving Vessel
  • Laid down in 1942 as HA-5 as a "Design No. 210, 150 Foot Steel Diesel Retrieving Vessel" at Sturgeon Bay Shipbuilding & Dry Dock, Sturgeon Bay, WI.
  • Launched in 1942-43
  • Delivered, in January 1943, to the US Army Quartermaster Corps.
  • Placed in service date unknown
  • Named Beck (HA-5), date unknown
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 483 t.
    Length 158'3"
    Beam 32'
    Draft 8'
    Speed unknown
    Largest Boom Capacity 30 t.
    Complement unknown
    Cargo Capacity 500 t.
    Armament
    four 20mm AA gun mounts
    Propulsion two 500hp GM Cleveland Division 6-278A 6-cyl V6 diesel engines
    twin screws

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