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Mars Class Combat Stores Ship:
  • Laid down, 18 August 1962, at National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, CA.
  • Launched, 15 August 1963
  • Commissioned, USS Sylvania (AFS-2), 11 July 1964, CAPT. Bernard A. Lienhard USN, in command
  • Decommissioned, 26 May 1994
  • Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 5 January 1995
  • Title transferred to the Maritime Administration, 28 July 2001, for lay up the Maritime Administration Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 1 October 2012, for $1,241,352, to All Star Metals, Brownsville, TX., removed 17 October 2012

    Specifications:  Displacement 9,200 t.(lt) 17,500 t.(fl)   Length 581'   Beam 79'   Draft 27' (max.)   Speed 20 kts.
    Complement (USS) 486 (MSC) 49 Navy, 125 civilian merchant seamen
    Aircraft [2] UH-46 Sea Knight helicopters
    Armament [2] twin 3"/50 dual purpose gun mounts; [2] Close In Weapons Systems (CIWS);  [4] .50 cal. machine guns
    Propulsion [1] De Laval turbine [3] Babcock and Wilcox boilers, 580psi single propeller.

    Capt Matt on Tug Miss Lis Getting underway from James River Fleet, VA on Oct. 17, 2012 to Brownsville, TX towing the ex USS SYLVANIA. Moran Towing assisting.

    UNREP with BB

    1950s photo

    The BRIDGE

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