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Ortolan

 

AEuropean bunting.

 

III

 

(ASR–22: dp. 3,411 (f.); l. 251’; b. 86’; dr. 19’; s. 15 k.; cpl. 139; a. 2 3”; cl. Pigeon.)

 

The third Ortolan (ASR–22), a twin hulled submarine rescue vessel, was laid down 28 August 1968 by the Alabama Dry Dock and Shipbuilding Co., Mobile, Ala; launched 10 September 1969; sponsored by Mrs. Nels C. Johnson; and is to commission early in 1971.