Year Built
Official Number
Ship Yard
Moore SB Co
General Type
Specific Type
Miscellaneous Navy
Ship Length
251.0 feet
44.00 feet
Mast Height
Net Tons
Gross Tons
Cargo Capacity
Draft, Summer
17.00 tons
Draft, Lightweight
12.6 tons
Displacement, Summer
2222 tons
Displacement, Lightweight
1790 tons
Immersion, Summer
Immersion, Lightweight

Historical Narrative

The USS Florikan (ASR-9) was withdrawn from the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet on July 26, 2010, under a recycling contract.  Dismantlement was completed on December 29, 2010.  Before the Florikan departed, the Maritime Administration conducted a National Register Eligibility Assessment, which includes a vessel history.
Historical Documents
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Event: Commissioned
Date: 4/5/1943

Event: Training Exercise
Date: 11/16/1943

"Trained submarine crews in rescue operations at Pearl Harbor from November 16, 1943 to June 11, 1944"
Event: Arrival
Date: 9/1/1945

"Transferred to San Diego, California"
Event: Movement
Date: 9/1/1951

Operated in Korean War Zone
Event: Training Exercises
Date: 2/1/1952

"Conducted Submarine training exercises in San Diego, California"
Event: Operation
Date: 1/1/1969

Operated in the Vietnam War Zone based in Da Nang participating in the Tet Counteroffensive
Event: Decommissioned
Date: 8/2/1991

Event: Entry
Date: 10/6/2000

Event: Acquisition
Date: 10/6/2000

Title f/disposal. LS 1790
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 7/28/2001

Event: Disposition
Date: 7/28/2001

MARAD accepted title 07-28-01
Date: 11/28/2006

Undergoing Navy sinkex preps at Concord Navy Weapons Station.
Event: Cleared Historic Review
Date: 6/17/2009

Vessel cleared NHPA processing.
Event: Withdrawal
Date: 12/29/2010

Vessel dismantlement complete.

Ship Imagery

Status Cards

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Date Type Name Expand Download
5/12/2009 Florikan_NHPA_History.pdf