Year Built
Official Number
AS 32
Ship Yard
Ingalls SB
General Type
Specific Type
Navy Repair
Ship Length
598.9 feet
82.98 feet
Mast Height
Net Tons
Gross Tons
Cargo Capacity
Draft, Summer
28.00 tons
Draft, Lightweight
27.0 tons
Displacement, Summer
19746 tons
Displacement, Lightweight
13476 tons
Immersion, Summer
Immersion, Lightweight

Historical Narrative

USS (AS-32) was the second ship of the two-ship -class submarine tenders.  It was built by Ingalls Shipbuilding Corporation in Pascagoula, Mississippi, and commissioned on September 7, 1963. enjoyed a long and varied career servicing Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarines (SSBN) and Fast Attack Submarines (SSN) at all of the major submarine bases in both the Atlantic and the Pacific. The vessel was also forward deployed to the Indian Ocean at Diego Garcia in 1983. was present in Charleston, South Carolina during Hurricane Hugo and assisted in the massive clean-up following that storm, for which the ship and crew received a Humanitarian Service Medal.  ’s last deployment was to Guam from 1992 to 1996.  was relieved by the USS (AS-40), and transited to the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Washington where it was was sold for dismantlement and departed the fleet on July 10, 2013.USS is named for John Philip Holland, the man who developed the first true submarine accepted by U.S. Navy.
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Event: Delivered
Date: 8/30/1963

Delivered to US Navy by Ingalls Shipbuilding
Event: Commissioned
Date: 9/7/1963

Commissioned by US Navy.
Event: Entry
Date: 5/26/2000

Entered Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet under reimbursable custody agreement.
Event: Acquisition
Date: 2/24/2001

Title for disposal.
Event: Decommissioned
Date: 9/30/2006

Decommissioned by US Navy
Event: NHPA Cleared for Disposal
Date: 2/23/2007

Vessel cleared NHPA processing on February 23rd.
Event: Withdrawal
Date: 7/10/2013

Departed Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet after sale for dismantlement.

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