USS GRAPPLE
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Keel Laid: April 25, 1984
Launched: December 8, 1984
Commissioned: November 15, 1986
Decommissioned: July 13, 2006

Builder: Peterson Builders
Propulsion system: 4 Caterpiller 399 Diesels, 2 shafts, 
4,200 horsepower
Length, overall: 255 feet (77.7 meters)
Beam: 51 feet (15.5 meters)
Draft: 18 feet
Displacement: 18.874 tons full load
Speed: 14 knots
Crew: 6 officers, 94 enlisted, 8 Special Forces personnel
Capacity: 
 - Salvage capability: 7.5-ton capacity boom forward; 40-ton 
capacity boom aft
 - Heavy lift: Capable of a hauling force of 150 tons
 - Diving Depth: 190 feet (57.9 meters), using air
Armament: 
 - 2 .50 cal machine gun mounts
 - 2 MK 38 25mm guns