USS Dixon AS-37

My Last Tour of duty

31 October 1982 - 14 February 1983



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USS Dixon AS-37
USS Sperry AS-12, USS Proteus AS-19, USS Dixon AS-37


Not much to say about my tour of duty on the USS Dixon. I don't even recall much about it in fact.

AS 12

Keel laid: September 7, 1967
Launched: June 20, 1970
Commissioned: August 7, 1971
Decommissioned: December 15, 1995
Builder: General Dynamics' Quincy Shipbuilding Division, Quincy, Mass.
Propulsion System: two boilers, steam turbines, one shaft
Propellers: one
Length: 643 feet (196 meters)
Beam: 85 feet (25.9 meters)
Draft: 29 feet (8.8 meters)
Displacement: approx. 23,300 tons
Speed: 20 knots
Armament: two 40mm guns, four 20mm guns
Crew: 87 officers, 1,235 enlisted
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