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FBM Dry Dock Specifications (4 sections):
Displacement 18,700 t.(It.)
Beam 246' 5"
Draft 9' 3" (It.), 67' 4" (subm. max.)
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|69k||AFDB-7 moored in the Atlantic Fleet Reserve, Green Cove Springs, Fl., Group, circa 1947. Note the seven pontoons with walls lowered.||Jerry Gauthier, USN 1966-71|
|75k||Los Alamos (AFDB-7) at Holy Loch, Scotland, 19 March 1963, with USS Abraham Lincoln (SSBN-602) in the dock.
US Navy photo from DANFS
|Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret|
|133k||Los Alamos (AFDB-7) at Holy Loch, Scotland in February 1963.||Jim Collins Coxswain 3rd Division Boats|
|309k||Los Alamos (AFDB-7) in the Holy Loch, Scotland, 1972.||Photo by Robert "Cliff" Wolff, ETC USN Ret.|
|63k||USS Simon Lake (AS-33) moored at Holy Loch, Scotland, circa 1966-70 with supporting yard craft:
Los Alamos (AFDB-7)
Large Covered Lighter (NSP) YFNB-31
Large Covered Lighter (NSP) YFNB-42 and
Floating Crane (NSP) YD-245
|65k||Evening in the Holy Loch, Scotland showing Los Alamos (AFDB-7) with submarines alongside. This was a rare site as the submarine tender very seldom left the Holy Loch.||Carl Mussleman|
|103k||Los Alamos (AFDB-7) at Holy Loch, Scotland with a ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) inside, circa 1980s. USS Simon Lake (AS-33) is in the left distance.
US Navy photo # NH 98381-KN from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
|US Naval Historical Center|
|133k||Los Alamos (AFDB-7) at Holy Loch, Scotland with a ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) inside, December 1985.
US Navy photo by PH1 Perry E. Thorsvik.
|Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.|
|353k||Los Alamos (AFDB-7) moored aft of submarine tender USS Hunley (AS-31) while servicing FBM Submarines in the Holy Loch at Dunoon, Scotland, December 1985.
US Navy photos by PH1 Perry E. Thorsvik.
|107k|| A section of floating drydock Los Alamos under tow by the fleet tug USS Salinan (ATF-161), 1976. In July-August 1976 Salinan and USS Shakori (ATF-162) towed a dry dock section from Charleston, S.C., to Holy Loch, Scotland. Salinan and USS Papago (ATF-160) towed other Los Alamos sections back to the U.S. from Holy Loch in October-November 1976.
Photograph received from Salinan in 1978.
US Navy photo # NH 98427 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
|US Naval Historical Center|
|Los Alamos (AFDB-7) Additional Ship's Patches
Contributed by Mike Smolinski
Contributed by R.A. Moody
|Commanding Officers / Officers In Charge|
|01||CAPT. Robinson, Ermest Francis, USNR||6 January 1945 - 21 December 1945||USS ABSD-7|
|02||LCDR. Strickland, John Ogle, USN||21 December 1945 - 9 April 1946||USS ABSD-7|
|Decommissioned||9 April 1946|
|03||LT. Briscoe, Carlton Francis, USN (OinC)||9 April 1946 - 15 June 1946||AFDB-7|
|04||LT. Bilderack, Arthur Haskell, USN (OinC)||15 June 1946 - 1 July 1946||AFDB-7|
|05||LT. Briscoe, Carlton Francis, USN (OinC)||1 July 1946 - 21 January 1947||AFDB-7|
|06||CHBOSN. English, Oscar Lee, USN (OinC)||21 January 1947 - 1 December 1947||AFDB-7|
|Inactivated||1 December 1947 - 10 November 1961|
|07||LCDR. Melcher, Roland O. (OinC)||10 November 1961 - ?||Alamo (AFDB-7)|
|08||LT. French, Stanley Lee, USN (OinC)||1968 - 1970||Alamo (AFDB-7)|
|09||LT. Finoti, Donald. USN (OinC)||1970 - July 1971||Alamo (AFDB-7)|
|10||LCDR. Akerson Jr. Arthur Carl, USN (OinC)||July 1971 - July 1973||Alamo (AFDB-7)|
|11||LCDR. Harper Jr., Don Spence, USN (OinC)||18 April 1975 - 1976||Alamo (AFDB-7)|
|12||LCDR. Farris, Wayne Ross (OinC)||1976 - 8 July 1977||Alamo (AFDB-7)|
|13||LCDR. Wells, Bruce, USN (USNA 1964) (OinC)||8 July 1977 - 26 October 1979||Alamo (AFDB-7)|
|14||LCDR. Dawson Jr., Wilbert Elwood, USN (OinC)||26 October 1979 - ?||Alamo (AFDB-7)|
|15||LCDR. Eyerly, Louis Gardiner, USN (OinC)||1984 - ?||Alamo (AFDB-7)|
|16||LCDR. Weaver, David Dale (OinC)||1988 - ?||Alamo (AFDB-7)|
|17||LCDR. Nance, Roger Allan, USN (OinC)||1989 - ?||Alamo (AFDB-7)|
|16||LCDR. Heery, Joseph William (OinC)||1 June 1991 - 1 February 1992||Alamo (AFDB-7)|
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