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[Federal Register: September 14, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 178)]
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Department of the Navy

Notice of Availability for Donation of the Test Craft Ex-SEA 
SHADOW (IX-529) and Hughes Mining Barge (HMB-1)

AGENCY: Department of the Navy, DoD.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of the 
availability for donation, under the authority of 10 U.S.C. 7306, of 
the Test Craft ex-SEA SHADOW (IX 529) and the Hughes Mining Barge (HMB-
1), both located at the Maritime Administration's Suisun Bay National 
Defense Reserve Fleet, Benicia, CA. Ex-SEA SHADOW is contained inside 
HMB-1, which is a covered floating dry-dock, and is being offered for 
donation as a single unit. The donee may display the two vessels as 
currently configured as a single unit, or display them individually. In 
either case, the Navy intends to donate the two vessels as a single 
unit and the donee will be required to remove the two vessels from Navy 
custody as a unit. Eligible recipients include: (1) Any State, 
Commonwealth, or possession of the United States or any municipal 
corporation or political subdivision thereof; (2) the District of 
Columbia; or (3) any organization incorporated as a non-profit entity 
under section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code.
    The transfer of a vessel for donation under 10 U.S.C 7306 shall be 
made at no cost to the United States Government. The donee will be 
required to maintain ex-SEA SHADOW as a static museum/memorial in a 
condition that is satisfactory to the Secretary of the Navy.
    Prospective donees must submit a comprehensive application that 
addresses the significant financial, technical, environmental, and 
curatorial responsibilities associated with donated Navy vessels. 
Further application information can be found on the Navy Ship Donation 
Program Web site at http://www.navsea.navy.mil/ndp.
    All vessels currently in a donation hold status, including ex-SEA 
SHADOW (IX 529) and the Hughes Mining Barge (HMB-1), will be reviewed 
by the Chief of Naval Operations during the annual Ship Disposition 
Review process, at which time a determination will be made whether to 
extend donation hold status. If the Navy receives no interest by an 
eligible recipient within two years, the Navy reserves the right to 
remove the vessels from donation consideration and proceed with their 
    Other ships that are currently available for donation include:
    (1) Patrol Combat ex-CANON (PG 90), Philadelphia, PA.
    (2) Guided Missile Destroyer ex-CHARLES F. ADAMS (DDG 2), 
Philadelphia, PA.
    (3) Destroyer ex-CONOLLY (DD 979), Philadelphia, PA.
    (4) Destroyer ex-EDSON (DD 946), Philadelphia, PA.
    (5) Submarine ex-TROUT (SS 566), Philadelphia, PA.
    (6) Guided Missile Cruiser ex-TICONDEROGA (CG 47), Philadelphia, 
    (7) Aircraft Carrier ex-RANGER (CV 61), Bremerton, WA.
    For Further Information and Submission of Ship Donation 
Applications, Contact: Commander, Program Executive Office Ships (PEO 
SHIPS), PMS333, Navy Inactive Ship Program Office, Ship Donation 
Program, ATTN: Ms. Gloria Carvalho (PMS 333G), 300 M Street, SE., Suite 
500, Washington, DC 20003, telephone number 202-781-0485.

    Dated: September 7, 2006.
M.A. Harvison,
Lieutenant Commander, Judge Advocate General's Corps, U.S. Navy, 
Federal Register Liaison Officer.
 [FR Doc. E6-15236 Filed 9-13-06; 8:45 am]