|Career (United States)|
|Builder:||Pacific Bridge Company, Alameda, California|
|Struck:||1 December 1977|
|Fate:||Sold to Ecuador, 1 December 1977|
|Name:||Amazonas (DF 81)|
|Acquired:||1 December 1977|
|Class & type:||ARD-12-class floating dry dock|
|Length:||492 ft (150 m)|
|Beam:||81 ft (25 m)|
|Draft:||6 ft (1.8 m)|
ARD-17 was built at Pacific Bridge Company in Alameda, California and delivered to the Navy in early 1944.
On 1 December 1977, ARD-17 was stricken from the Naval Vessel Register, and sold the same day to Ecuador under the Security Assistance Program. Renamed Amazonas (DF-81), her current fate is unknown.
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- Photo gallery of ARD-17 at NavSource Naval History
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