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ATS-1 Edenton

Rescue and salvage ships save battle damaged combat ships from further damage and tow them to safety. Rescue, salvage and towing ships provide rapid fire fighting, pumping, battle damage repair and rescue towing to warships in combat and tow them to repair ships or bases in safe areas. The Navy has responsibility for salvaging U.S. government owned ships and, when it is in the best interests of the United States, privately owned vessels as well.


Power Plant diesel engines
Length Overall Length: 283 ft
Waterline Length: 264 ft
Beam Extreme Beam: 50 ft
Waterline Beam: 50 ft
Draft Maximum Navigational Draft: 17 ft
Draft Limit: 17 ft
Displacement Light Displacement: 2615 tons
Full Displacement: 3496 tons
Dead Weight: 881 tons
Speed knots ( mph)
Crew Officers: 10
Enlisted: 96


Name Number Builder Homeport Ordered Commissioned Decommissioned
Edenton ATS 1 Brooke Marine19 Aug 196623 Jan 197129 Mar 1996
Beaufort ATS2 Brooke Marine26 Sep 196722 Jan 197208 Mar 1996
Brunswick ATS 3Brooke Marine26 Sep 196719 Dec 197208 Mar 1996
ATS 4authorization cancelled 01 Mar 1973
ATS 5authorization cancelled 01 Mar 1973

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Maintained by Robert Sherman
Originally created by John Pike
Updated Wednesday, February 24, 1999 8:17:23 PM