|Photographer:||Michael Martin [View profile]||Title:||USS Jason AR8||Added:||Mar 03, 2007|
|USS Jason (AR 8) arrived at the Port of Brownsville this week. Here she is being pushed alongside Marine Metals on 01 March 2007. Three Signet Marine tugs are being used for this operation. The nearest one, nearer the Jason's stern is the Signet Courageous and the one nearer the bow is the Signet Resolute. I can't quite make out the one at amidships.
Edit: I talked to the Captain of the Signet Courageous today and he told me the amidships tug was the Signet Sturgeon.
Heavy Hull Repair Vessel
Commissioned: June 19, 1944
Decommissioned: June 24, 1995
Builder: Los Angeles Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., San Pedro, Calif.
Propulsion system: four boilers, two steam turbines, two propeller shafts, 11,000 shaft horsepower
Length: 529.5 feet (161.4 meters)
Beam: 73.2 feet (22.3 meters)
Draft: 23.3 feet (7.1 meters)
Displacement: approx. 16,200 tons full load
Speed: 19.2 knots
Armament: four 20mm guns
Crew: approx. 1000