A Ship picture that is represented by the ship name - ORTOLAN (ASR-22)
Year Built
Official Number
Ship Yard
Alabama Dry Dock and Shipbuilding Company
General Type
Not Assigned
Specific Type
Not Assigned
Ship Length
251.0 feet
86.00 feet
Mast Height
Net Tons
Gross Tons
3411 tons
Cargo Capacity
Draft, Summer
Draft, Lightweight
Displacement, Summer
3411 tons
Displacement, Lightweight
3518 tons
Immersion, Summer
Immersion, Lightweight

Historical Narrative

The Maritime Administration's National Register Eligibility Assessment for Ortolan, available in the Documents section, contains a detailed history of the vessel.

Ortolan departed the Beaumont Reserve Fleet on July 20, 2009, bound to be dismantled under a scrap services contract.  The dismantlement was complete, and the vessel withdrawn from the National Defense Reserve Fleet, on March 23, 2010.

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Historical Documents
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Event: Entry
Date: 2/4/1997

Event: Acquisition
Date: 2/4/1997

"Sister to PIGEON, ASR 21"
Event: Donation Hold
Date: 2/8/2005

"Awarded to BTC on this date, until March 2006."
Event: Status Change
Date: 10/16/2008

Ship cleared NHPA processing and reassigned to Disposal
Event: Contract Awarded
Date: 6/29/2009

"Dismantlement contract awarded to ESCO Marine of Brownsville, TX."
Event: Ship name change
Date: 6/29/2009

Event: Departed Fleet
Date: 7/20/2009

"Vessel moved under dismantlement contract with ESCO Marine of Brownsville, TX."
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 7/20/2009

Event: Withdrawal
Date: 3/23/2010

Vessel dismantlement complete.

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Status Cards

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10/8/2008 Ortolan_NHPA_History.pdf The default expand icon picture which is by default a plus sign The download picture that indicates an icon for downloading action.


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