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GENTIAN (WIX-290) class

Country of Origin: USA

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 0 GENTIAN (180-ft.) class TRAINING SHIP (Converted BALSAM (WLB-62) class)

 Name      Hull No.   Launched       Completed      Status
 GENTIAN   WIX-290    May 23, 1942   Nov. 3, 1943   Trans. to Colombia


This ship was originally completed as a unit of the BALSAM -class seagoing buoy tenders as WLB-290. She was decommissioned on May 15, 1998. She was placed "in commission, special" on April 1, 1999, and reclassified as an auxiliary training ship (WIX) on the same date. Placed...

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