AS-19 USS Proteus Submarine Tenders Ship Military Insignia

AS-19 USS Proteus Submarine Tenders Ship Military Insignia
AS-19 USS Proteus Submarine Tenders Ship Military Insignia
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Military Product Description

AS-19 USS Proteus Submarine Tenders Ship Military Insignia measures 5" and is new.

Originally a ship of the FULTON - class, the USS PROTEUS was commissioned as a diesel sub tender on January 31, 1944. From 1959-60, the PROTEUS was overhauled and reconfigured to service FBM submarines. During this overhaul her hull was sliced through, cutting the ship in half, and a forty-four-foot plug weighting 500 tons was added to the hull. This new section became the missile magazine.

Until 1964, the PROTEUS was assigned to SUBRON 14 at Holy Loch, Scotland, and to SUBRON 16 at Rota, Spain. From 1964 on, PROTEUS was assigned to SUBRON 15 at Apra Harbor, Guam.

Decommissioned on July 11, 1992, the PROTEUS was stricken from the Navy list in September 1992. Anyway, in 1994 the PROTEUS was re-instated as IX 518 serving as berthing ship for overhaul crews at Bremerton, Wash. This last assignment ended in 1999, when IX 518 was retired and stricken for the last time. General Characteristics: Keel laid: September 15, 1941 Launched: November 12, 1942 Commissioned: January 31, 1944 Decommissioned: July 11, 1992 Builder: Moore Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Oakland, Calif. Propulsion System: Diesel electric (12 diesel engines) Propellers: two Length: 574.6 feet (175.1 meters) Beam: 73 feet (22.3 meters) Draft: 25.6 feet (7.8 meters) Displacement: approx. 20,000 tons Speed: 18 knots Armament: four 20mm guns Crew: approx. 1250