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USAV Chandler (HA-7)

Aircraft Retrieving Vessel
  • Laid down in 1942 as HA-7 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, circa May 1943, to the US Army Quartermaster Corps.
  • Comissioned and placed in service as USAV Chandler (HA-7), circa May 1943
  • Decommissioned, retired from U.S. Army service, date unknown
  • Sold in 1947, to French Government, [Directory de Travaux Publics de Indo-Chinei], MV Jean Arnoux reflagged France
  • Sold in 1956, to unknown party, renamed MV Hquyen van Kieu reflagged South Vietnam
  • Acquired in 1986 by the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam reflagged Socialist Republic of Vietnam
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 483 t.
    Length 158'3"
    Beam 32'
    Draft 8'
    Speed unknown
    Largest Boom Capacity 30 t.
    Complement unknown
    Cargo Capacity 500 t.
    four 20mm AA gun mounts
    Propulsion two 300hp GM Cleveland Division 6-278A 6-cyl V6 diesel engines
    twin screws

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    123k USAV Chandler (HA-7) underway, 18 May 1943, in the Great Lakes.
    U.S. Army Trnasportation Corps photo from
    John Spivey

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