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Unit Details

Strength
Tender/ Repair Ship
 
Type
Surface Vessels
 
Year
1942 - 1970
 

Description

USS Bushnell (AP-15)






Fulton Class Submarine Tender:
  • Laid down, 23 December 1941, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA
  • Launched, 14 September 1942
  • Commissioned USS Bushnell (AS-15), 10 April 1943, CDR. C. T. Bonney in command
  • During World War II USS Bushnell was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned, 30 April 1948, at Mare Island Navy Yard
  • Recommissioned, 21 February 1953
  • Decommissioned, 30 June 1970, at Norfolk, VA.
  • Status changed in July 1975 to in service out of commission
  • Transferred to the Maritime Administration in August 1975 for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Lee Hall, VA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 15 November 1980
  • Final Disposition, sunk as a target, 1 June 1983
    Specifications:
    Displacement 9,734 t.(lt) 18,000 t. (fl)
    Length 530' 6"
    Beam 73' 4"
    Draft 23' 6"
    Speed 15.4 kts.
  • Complement
    Officers - 47
    Enlisted - 397
    Largest Boom Capacity 20 t.
    Armament (as built)
    four single 5"/38 dual purpose gun mounts
    four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity - Diesel 26,000 Bbls
    Propulsion
    General Motors 16-248 Diesel electric engines
    single Fairbanks Morse Main Reduction Gear
    Ship's Service Generators
    three Diesel-drive 500Kw 450V A.C.
    one Diesel-drive 250Kw 450V A.C.

    twin propellers, 11,200shp

 

186 Members Who Served in This Unit


 

  • Adderton, Manning, SN, (1951-1955)
  • Albea, Glenn, CPO, (1968-1990)
  • Alongi, Harry, CPO, (1965-1985)
  • Arensmeyer, Ed, PO2, (1966-1969)
  • Avants, Jim, PO1, (1959-1979)
  • Ballback, William, SA, (1955-1958)
  • Barber, Romey, PO2, (1962-1966)
  • Barnes, Robert, SCPO, (1966-1988)
  • Belanger, Michael, LCDR, (1964-1994)
  • Benoy, Ronald, SCPO, (1967-1992)
  • Bissontz, John, PO2, (1951-1955)
  • Blakeney, John, PO2, (1967-1973)
  • Blankenship, Gerald, PO2, (1959-1965)
  • Bostic, Thomas, CPO, (1961-1983)
  • Boston, John, PO3, (1957-1960)
  • Brewton, William, PO1, (1967-1988)
  • Brogdon, Allen, LT, (1963-1991)
  • Brogdon, Allen, LT, (1963-1991)
  • Brooks, Lynn, PO3, (1963-1966)
  • Burke, David, PO3, (1965-1969)
  • Burke, John, PO3, (1959-1963)
  • Burns, Fred, PO2, (1954-1957)
  • BURNS, KENNEDY, PO3, (1965-1971)
  • Callarik, John, SA, (1961-1964)
  • Carroll, Leo, FN, (1969-1971)
  • Clark, Joe, PO3, (1960-1966)
  • Claybourn, Charles L., CMC, (1964-1996)
  • Costello, Charles, PO3, (1955-1959)
  • Craw, Bill, MCPO, (1963-1985)
  • Creed, Dave, LT, (1963-1985)
  • Deets, Richard, FN, (1958-1962)
  • Devine, Wesley, CWO4, (1967-1994)
  • Donnel, Ernest, PO3, (1964-1968)
  • Ebersold, Dale, SCPO, (1957-1976)
  • Farmer, James, PO1, (1961-1981)
  • Fischer, Don, PO2, (1963-1967)
  • Fogarasi, Charles, PO1, (1956-1967)
 
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