Acadia (AD 42) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 1985

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USS ACADI AD-42 ACADIA'S KEEL WAS LAID ON VALENTINES DAY, 1978, LAUNCHED JULY 28 THE FOLLOWING YEAR, AND COMMIS- SIONED ON JUNE 6, 1981. HER NAMESAKE, ACADIA NATIONAL PARK, IS LOCATED ON MAINE'S MOUNT DESERT ISLAND. THE PHENOMINAL BEAUTY OF ACADIA NATIONAL PARK WAS CREATED BY A STRANGE ACT OF NATURE IN WHICH THE OCEAN FLOODED ANCIENT LAND SUR- FACES, CREATING ISLANDS OUT OF HIGH HILLS. THE GORGES BECAME RIVERS, AND WIDER VALLEYS EMERGED AS BAYS AND GULFS. WOODLANDS, LAKES, MOUNTAINS, AND SEACOASTS ARE ALL CONTAINED IN THE NATURAL WONDER OF ACADIA NATIONAL PARK. AS A DESTROYER TENDER, ACADIA PROVIDES MATERIALS AND MOBILE FACILITIES FOR SHIPS REQUIRING SERVICE OR REPAIR, IN PORT OR AT SEA. SPECIALLY DESIGNED TO ASSIST THE DD- 963 CLASS DESTROYERS AND FFG-7 CLASS FRIGATES, ACADIA CAN ALSO SERVE ANY SHIP OF THE FLEET. CUSTOMER SHIPS VARY IN SIZE AND CHARACTERISTICS, RANGING FROM GUN PA- TROL BOATS OF ABOUT 150 FEET, ARMED WITH GUNS, TO NU- CLEAR-PROPELLED MISSILE CRUISERS ALMOST 600 FEET IN LENGTH, CARRYING ADVANCED GUIDED MISSILES, AND FITTED WITH SOPHISTICATED ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT. ACADIA'S REPAIR DEPARTMENT CAN ACCOMPLISH ALL SER- VICES REQUIRED, INCLUDING MOST OF THE SUPPORT AVAIL- ABLE AT SHORE BASED MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES. THE MYRIAD OF SHOPS INCLUDE: PIPE, MACHINE AND CARPENTRY SHOPS, FOUNDRY AND NUMEROUS SPECIALITY SERVICES, SUCH AS OPTI- CAL SHOP, TYPEWRITER REPAIR AND CANVAS SHOP. LARGE SIDE DOORS PERMIT EASY ACCESS TO SHIPS ALONG- SIDE. A DOZEN SMALL CRAFT ARE AVAILABLE FOR TRANSFER OF MATERIAL AND PERSONNEL TO NEARBY SHIPS. FOUR HUGE CRANES ON DECK HANDLE ANTENNAS, TORPEDOS, MACHINERY, PROVISIONS, SMALL BOATS AND CAN LIFT AN ENTIRE GAS TUR- BINE ENGINE DIRECTLY OUT OF A SHIP ALONGSIDE. SPECIAL REPAIR FACILITIES FOR NUCLEAR PROPULSION PLANTS HAVE BEEN COMBINED IN A SPECIAL FACILITY. BEYOND ITS REPAIR SERVICES, ACADIA PROVIDES THE LATEST IN PERSONAL CONVENIENCE SERVICES. MEDICAL AND DENTAL CARE ARE AVAILABLE, TO ACCOMODATE HER POTENTIAL 1595 CREW, INCLUDING A FLAG OFFICER AND STAFF. EXTRA ELECTRI- CAL GENERATORS, WATER DISTILLING CAPABILITIES, AND TRANSFER FACILITIES, PROVIDE ADDITIONAL ELECTRICITY, STEAM, AND FRESH WATER FOR SHIPS ALONGSIDE. WHATEVER AND WHEREVER THE REQUIREMENT, ACADIA IS READY TO SERVE THE NAVY'S FINEST.

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