Beaufort (ATS 2) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 1978

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USS BEAUFORT (ATS-2) MISSIONS AND MILESTONES NAMED IN HONOR OF THE CITIES OF BEAUFORT, NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA, THE USS BEAUFORT IS THE SECOND OF A NEW CLASS OF RESCUE AND SALVAGE SHIPS TO BE COMMISSIONED INTO ACTIVE SERVICE IN THE UNITED STATES NAVY. SHE IS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE THE FLEET WITH THE LATEST AND MOST ADVANCED SALVAGE DIVING CAPABILITIES THE USS BEAUFORT IS HOMEPORTED IN PEARL HARBOR, HAWAII AND ASSIGNED DUTY WITH THE U.S. PACIFIC FLEET. BEAUFORT ' S PROPULSION, AUXILIARY AND DECK MACHINERY IS LARGER, MORE POWERFUL AND MORE SOPHI.STICATEI) THAN THAT PREV10US1,Y FOUND ON I ' .S. NAVY SALVAGE VESSELS, HER DIVING CAI ' AHII.ITIES KXCEKI) PHOSK OF OLDER SAIAAGK SHIPS AND ARE COMPARABLE TO THOSE OF SL ' BMAHINE RESCUE SHIPS. SHE HAS SELF TENSIONING TOWINCi WINCHES WITH 70-TON STATIC PULL CAPABILITY, HER FORWARD AND AFTER DECK CRANP:S HAVE LIFTING CAPABILITIES OF ID AND 20 TONS RESPECTIVELY. SHE IS EQIIIPPED WITH A BOW THRUSTER UNIT TO IMPROVE MANEUVERABILITY AT THE LOW SPEEDS NECESSITATED BY MANY SALVAGE OPERATIONS, HER BOW ROLLERS ENABLE BEAUFORT TO PROVIDE A HOO-TON BALLAST TIDAL LIP ' T AND A l. ' 50-TON DYNAMIC LIFT. BEAUFORT HAS BEEN DESIGNED TO RECEIVE THE PORTABLE MARK I DEEP DIVING SYSTEM WHICH WILL SUPPORT DIVING OPERATIONS TO DEPTHS OF 850 FEET. THE DESIGN OF THE USS BEAUFORT REFLECTS THE NAVY ' S INCREASED EMPHASIS ON HABITABILITY AND THE IMPORTANCE OF THE INDIVIDUAL. THE BERTHING SPACES ARE LARGER THAN THOSE OF OLDER SHIPS AND MUCH OF THE SHIPS IS AIR-CONDITIONED. THE GALLEY AND MESSING ACCOMODATIONS ARE AMONG THE MOST MODERN IN THE NAVY AND CONTAIN THE LATEST CONVENIENCES. THE USS BEAUFORT IS A SHIP OF NEW DESIGN, WITH A UNIQUE AND ALREADY PROUD HERITAGE. FOUR YEARS OF PROVEN SERVICE AND AN EXTENSIVE REGULAR OVERHAUL HAVE PLACED THE USS BEAUFORT WELL AHEAD IN HER SALVAGE ROLE IN THE PACIFIC. I DEPLOYMENTS: COMMANDING OFFICERS: MAY VS - DEC 7:t WESTERN PACIFIC A. R. f:rwin 22 JAN 72 26 SEP 73 AUG 74 - NOV 74 NORTHERN PACIFIC W. R. FLADD 26 SEP 73 30 OCT 75 SEP 75 - MAR 76 WESTERN PACIFIC S. H. FULTON ■M) OCT 75 30 SEP 77 NOV 77 - MAY 78 WESTERN PACIFIC R. L. LYONS :)0 SEP 77



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. ' ' M 6j LIEUTENANT COMMANDER FilCHARl) L. LYONS ENTERING THE NAVY IN 19r)9, LCDR LYONS SERVED ON VARIOIIS SHIPS AND STATIONS AS A BOATSWAIN ' S MATE AND ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN. AFTER BEINC. SELECTED FOR OFFICER CANDIDATE SCHOOL AND SIBSECJIKNT COMMISSIONINC. IN 1965. LCDR LYONS SERVED AS COMMUNICATION AND ELECIKOMC MA ' IKHIAL OFFICER IN USS VOC.ELESANC. (DD 862); OFFICER-IN-CHARGE OF A I ' CE iSWIF ' l ' HOAIl IN VIETNAM; A STUDENT AT NAVAL DESTROYER SCHOOL: ENGINEER OFFICER AND OPERATIONS OFFICER OF USS CORRY (DD «17l; FIRST LIEUTENANT IN USS SPARTANBURG COUNTY (LST 11921; AND COMMANDING OFFICER OF USS AFFRAY (MSO 511). AFTER LEAVING USS AFFRAY, LCDR LYONS SERVED IN THE BUREAU OF NAVAL PERSONNEL AS AN ASSIGNMENT AND PLACEMENT OFFICER IN THE Sl ' RFACE WARFARE OFFICER DISTRIBUTION DIVISION. LCDR LYONS REPORTS TO BEAUFORT FROM DUTY UNDER INSTRUCTION AT THE AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLLEGE, MAXWELL AIR FORCE B.ASE, ALABAMA. LCDR LYONS WEARS THE FOLLOWING AWARDS: BRONZE STAR, NAVY ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL. PURPLE HEART, COMBAT ACTION RIBBON, AND NAVY GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL. A NATIVE OF BOSTON. MASS., LCDR LYONS NOW MAKES HIS HOME IN FALMOl ' TH. CAPE COD, MASS.

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