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IX-513 (Empress II)
Electromagnetic Pulse Radiation Environment Simulator for Ships

  • Laid down, date and location unknown
  • Delivered and placed in service date unknown
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Disposed of by MARAD sale, 20 November 1997
    Displacement unknown
    Length unknown
    Beam unknown
    Draft unknown
    Complement none
    Armament none
    Propulsion none

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    IX-513 203k IX-513 during shakedown in the Chesapeake Bay with USS Anzio (CG-68), circa 1993. The US Navy planed to use the barge mounted device in the Gulf of Mexico to fire pulses at passing navy ships to determine if their electronic systems can survive a nuclear explosion. Photos by Tim Luton

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