Peterson Builders Delivers ARS-51, Grasp, To Navy

Peterson Builders, Inc. of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., held successful acceptance trails for the second 225- foot steel vessel of the new class of Navy Auxiliary Rescue/Salvage ships, ARS-51, Grasp. The trial included included performance tests for all ship systems and operational equipment.

Having passed her acceptance trials with flying colors, ARS-51 was delivered to the Navy at Little Creek, Va., the first week of December.

The lead ship of the ARS Class (ARS-50, Safeguard) is already at her homeport of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

The third and fourth ships of the class are in their completion stages at Peterson Builders and will be delivered this year.

Peterson Builders also held successful acceptance trials for another Navy ship in the same week. YP- 682, seventh of the 108-foot wooden yard patrol training craft built by PBI, passed her trials with excellence.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 31,  Feb 1986

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