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USS Prairie (AD-15)
United States Navy
Strength
Tender/ Repair Ship
Type
Surface Vessel
Years
1939 - 1993
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Members Who Served in This Unit

Abbott, Richard, HT2
Status
USN Veteran
Service Years
1977 - 1981
MOS
HT-5343-Second Class Diver
Primary Unit
USS Samuel Gompers (AD-37)
Home State
Florida
Home Town
Not Specified
Abrams, Dan, CDR
Status
USN Retired
Service Years
1976 - 2009
MOS
647X-Limited Duty Officer - Photography
Primary Unit
Commander, U.S. Atlantic Fleet (COMLANTFLT)
Home State
North Carolina
Home Town
Not Specified
Adams, Arnold, ET1
Status
USN Retired
Service Years
1966 - 1972
MOS
ET-0000-Electronics Technician
Primary Unit
USS Prairie (AD-15)
Home State
Not Specified
Home Town
Not Specified
Adams, Dennis, ACC
Status
USN Veteran
Service Years
1967 - 1990
MOS
AC-6904-Air Traffic Control Manager
Primary Unit
NAS Jacksonville FL
Home State
Florida
Home Town
Not Specified
Adams, Ric, CWO3
Status
USN Retired
Service Years
1979 - 2009
MOS
713X-Warrant Officer - Engineering Technician - Surface
Primary Unit
Patrol Coastal Maintenance Support Team 2 (PCMST-2), Regional Support Organization (RSO)
Home State
Michigan
Home Town
Not Specified
Adams, Robert, STG1
Status
USN Retired
Service Years
1970 - 1994
MOS
ST-0410-AN/SLQ-48(V) Mine Neutralization Systems (MNS) Operator/Maint.
Primary Unit
NAF China Lake
Home State
California
Home Town
Not Specified

Unit Description







Hull number AD-15 Dixie Class Destroyer Tender:
Laid down, 7 December 1938, at New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, N.J.
Launched, 9 December 1939
Commissioned USS Prairie (AD-15), 5 August 1940, CAPT. John B. W. Waller in command
During World War II Prairie was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
During the Vietnam War Prairie participated in the following campaign:
 
  • Vietnam War Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Vietnam Ceasefire Campaign, 16 t o17 March 1973
  • Decommissioned and struck from the Naval Register, 26 March 1993
  • Transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
  • Title transfer to MARAD, 1 April 1993
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 2 April 2 1993 (some sources indicate 6 April 1993) to "Nishant Import & Export" of the United Arab Emirates for $960,000. Towed to India in April 1993 and scrapped
  • USS Prairie earned one campaign star for Vietnam War service
Specifications: 
Displacement 18,000 t. (lim) 
Length 530' 6" 
Beam 73' 4" 
Draft 24' 5" 
Speed 19.6 kts (trial) 
Complement

officer 123
enlisted 1,576 
Armament
four single 5"/38 dual purpose gun mounts
four single 40mm AA gun mounts
two 3pdr gun mounts
Aft two 5"/38 mounts and all 40mm gun mounts later removed, and helicopter platform added 
Largest boom capacity 20 t. 
Ship's Service Generators four 750Kw 450V A.C. 
Fuel Capacity
NFSO 24,555 Bbls.
Diesel 2,705 Bbls. 
Propulsion
two New York Shipbuilding Parsons-design steam turbines
four Babcock & Wilcox "A" (three drum expansion type) boilers 485psi 720°.
double De Laval Main Reduction Gear
two propellers, 11,000shp


 

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Reunion information

Reunion Name: USS Prairie (AD-15)
Date: Sep 26 - Sep 30, 2016
Location: Mystic, Connecticut
Place: The Inn at Mystic
Contact: MARY K PELTON
Web Page: N/A
Email: MARY.PELTON46@GMAIL.COM
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