USS Sylvania AFS-2 LAST VOYAGE
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Mars Class Combat Stores Ship:
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  UH-46 Sea Knight helicopters
Armament  twin 3"/50 dual purpose gun mounts;  Close In Weapons Systems (CIWS);  .50 cal. machine guns
Propulsion  De Laval turbine  Babcock and Wilcox boilers, 580psi single propeller.
TWO TRADE WINDS TOWING Photos!
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