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USS Endurance (ARDM-3)
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USS ARD-18 with USS SC-1372 in her basin while undergoing training at the Floating Dry Dock Training Center, Tiburon, CA., 1 April 1944.
Career (USN)
Name: USS Endurance (ARDM-3)
Builder: Pacific Bridge Co., Alameda, CA
Acquired: 1 February 1944
Struck: 31 July 1995
Fate: Disposed of by transferring to the Local Redevelopment Authority, 1 April 1996
General characteristics (as built)
Class & type: ARD-12-class floating dry dock
Displacement: 6.800 tons
Length: 491 ft 8 in (149.86 m)
Beam: 81 ft (24.7 m)
Draft: 33 ft 3 in (10.13 m)
Propulsion: None
Armament: 2 × 40 mm AA guns
2 × 20 mm AA guns
General characteristics (as refit)
Class & type: ARDM-1-class floating dry dock
Length: 536 ft 1 in (163.40 m)

USS Endurance (ARDM-3) was originally laid down as ARD-18, a non self-propelled floating dry dock in 1944. During World War II USS ARD-18 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and serviced ships at Guadalcanal and Ulithi. After the war, ARD-18 was sent to Norfolk Shipbuilding and Drydock Corp.'s yard, circa 1967-68 and was lengthened by adding a 100 ft (30 m) midsection as well as an additional deck above the uppermost crane deck. Redesignated Medium Auxiliary Repair Dry Dock Endurance (ARDM-3), she served until retirement in 1995.


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