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Steadfast (AFDM-14)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Tango - Juliet
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal

AFDM-14 Class Medium Auxiliary Floating Dry Dock:
  • Laid down in 1945 at Pollock Shipbuilding, Co., Stockton, CA.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered, 1 July 1947
  • Activated as YFD-71 in 1947
  • Redesignated AFDM-14 in 1981
  • Named Steadfast (AFDM-14) in 1984
  • Deactivated in 1998
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 7 February 1999
  • Disposed of by transfer to other govt't agency
  • Placed in commercial service by BAE Systems Ship Repair - San Francisco, as drydock Eureka, date unknown
    Displacement 5,900 t.(lt) 17,500 t.(fl)
    Length 528'
    Beam 118'
    Draft 5 ft. (empty)
    3 Officers
    113 Enlisted

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    DOD- photo # DNSC9001938
    504k USS Tuscaloosa (LST 1187) in the medium auxiliary floating dry dock Steadfast (AFDM-14), at National Steel and Shipbuilding Co, San Diego, CA., 1 April 1986. Note the other ships, drydocks and yard craft. including USS Fort Fisher (LSD-40), USS Mount Vernon (LSD-39), USS Schenectady (LST-1185) and Arco (ARDM-5)
    Department of Defense photo # DNSC9001938
    Department of Defense photo # DNSC9001937
    Department of Defense photo # DNSC9001936
    Department of Defense photo # DNSC9001935 by PH1 O'Connor.
    Joe Radigan
    DOD- photo # DNSC9001937
    DOD- photo # DNSC9001936
    DOD- photo # DNSC9001935
    Steadfast 270k View of the interior of the medium auxiliary floating dry dock STEADFAST (AFDM-14), 18 July 1988/
    Department of Defense photo # DNST 8909445.
    Department of Defense photo # DNST 9206228
    452k The destroyer USS KINKAID (DD-965) positioned in the medium auxiliary floating dry dock STEADFAST (AFDM-14) at South Mole Pier, National Steel and Shipbuilding Co, San Diego, CA., 24 January 1992. Note the other ships, yard craft. including
    USS Constant (MSO-427)
    USS O'Brien (DD-975) and
    USS Cowpens (CG-63
    Department of Defense photo #'s DNST 9206228 and DNST 9206229.
    Department of Defense photo # DNST 9206229

    There is no DANFS History available for USS Steadfast (AFDM-14) at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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