Known Dates for STS-51L Ship Covers*

NASA Ships
Freedom Star - 28 Jan, 3 March
Liberty Star - 28 Jan, 3 March
Independence - 28 Jan, 3 March, 10 April (Deep Drone Dive 97), 10 April (Deep Drone Dive 99)12 April, 30 May

Recovery & Salvage Ships
- US Navy

USS Aubrey Fitch - 12 Feb, 2 April, 10 April
USS Dewey - 11 March
USS Guam - 8 Feb, 15 Feb, 26 March, 17 April
USS Hoist - 25 March, 31 March, 10 April, 23 April
USS Kittiwake - 11 April
USS Koelsch - 3 Feb, 27 Feb, 28 March, 31 March, 14 April, 2 May
USS New Orleans - 10 Feb
USS Opportune - 24 Feb, 8 April, 12 April, 13 April, 17 April, 18 April, 23 April, 24 April,1 May, 6 May, 27 May
USS Preserver** - 24 Feb, 27 Feb, 10&12 March Combo, 19 March, 21 March, 27 March, 31 March,2 April, 8 April, 23 April, 24 April
USS Sampson - 3 Feb, 1 April
USS Semmes - 4 Feb, 2 April, 7 April, 14 April
USS Simpson - 11 Feb, 7 April
USS Sunbird - 5 March, 9 March, 8 April, 12 April, 16 April, 24 April, 1 May
USS Underwood - 4 Feb, 28 March, 14 April

NR-1 Research Sub** - 4 Feb, 24 Feb, 10 March, 12 March, 26 March, 3 April, 8 April, 12 April, 16 April, 22 April, 23 April, 12 May

Recovery & Salvage Ships - USAF
LCU Range Boat - 7 March, 1 April, 12 April

US Coast Guard Ships
USCGC Bear - 27 Feb, 2 April, 10 April
USCGS Cherokee - 7 May
USCGC Dallas - 7 Feb, 8 Feb, 18 Feb, 19 Feb, 24 Feb, 3 April
USCGC Dauntless - 18 April, 20 April
USCGC Diligence - 18 Feb
USCGS Harriet Lane - 19 Feb, 10 April, 22 April
USCGC Point Charles - 24 Feb, 25 March, 10 April, 22 April
USCGC Point Roberts - 19 Jan, 11 Feb, 19 Feb, 25 March, 2 April, 10 April
USCGS Reliance - 13 Feb
USCGC Steadfast - 28 Feb, 9 April
USCGC Sweetgum - 18 Feb, 18 March, 2 April, 12 April, 16 April
USCGS Tampa - 12 March


Tracking Ships

USNS Range Sentinel - 27 Jan 86 , 28 Jan 86
USNS Redstone - 28 Jan 86

SupSalv Ships
Eliminator - None Known
G.W. Pierce II (R/V ) - 13 Feb, 21 April, 6 May
Paul Langevin III - 13 Feb, 11 April, 12 April, 13 April, 15 April, 25 April, 22 August
Pelican Princess - None Known
Stena Workhorse - 17 March, 31 March, 23 April, 6 May, 18 June
Edwin Link SeaLink I
      Dive 1744 - 22 April
Seward Johnson SeaLink II
      Dive 1279 - 20 March
      Dive xxxx - 29 March
      Dive 1292 - 2 April (also with 28 March pmk but mkd 2 April)
      Dive 1293 - 2 April (also with 29 March pmk but mkd 2 April)
      Dive 1308 - 14 April
      Dive 1310 - 14 April (also with 13 April pmk but mkd 14 April)
      Dive 1311 - 14 April
      Dive xxxx - 15 April
      Dive 1313 - 18 April
      Dive 1314 - 18 April

References
Private Collection of Dr Ross J Smith
Rogers' Commission Report Volume III
Astrophile Nov 86 by Robert Marinaro
Private Correspondence with Sam Stein
Private Correspondence with Jack Treutle


*All Dates are 1986
** Covers marked 'Classified' are known



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