Welcome to the website of the

USS L. Y. SPEAR (AS-36) Association! 

USS L. Y. SPEAR (AS-36) underway

This site is meant to be a source of information for those who served aboard the

USS L. Y. Spear and their families.  We feel it is very important to have as much input from those who were involved with the ship and to have that information posted on this site.

If you have any information about the Spear or her crew, or would like to submit photos or other memorabilia, please contact the webmaster.

We will post all pertinent information as soon as possible.

News & Events

2016 Reunion - Buffalo/Niagara Falls

Mark your calendars and make plans to attend the 2016 USS L. Y. SPEAR (AS-36) Association Reunion to be held September 7-11, 2016, at the Millennium Hotel Buffalo! 

For this year's reunion, we are going to "Shuffle off to Buffalo"!  Many great events have been planned, and among our tours will be a trip to Niagara Falls! 

For more information, and to download the Reunion Information Packet and Registration Forms, click the "Reunions" link to the right. 

The deadline for submission is JULY 31st! 

See you in Buffalo!




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The Ship's Store is now ONLINE!

Our Ship's Store is now online!  Click on the link below to see our current items.

* * * NEW ITEM * * *

252-piece puzzle (10" x 14").


 The Ship's Store will be closed until September 15, 2016.


Membership Information

Help keep the memory of our ship alive by becoming a member of the USS L. Y. Spear (AS-36) Association!  Click here for details!


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Status of the SPEAR

On Friday, July 9, 2010, the USS L. Y. SPEAR was awarded to Esco Marine, Inc. Ship Recycling Facility.  We anticipate the SPEAR's movement from Norfolk Naval Shipyard to Brownsville, Texas, to take place in the next couple of weeks, and will post updates here as they become available. 

July 16, 2010:  The SPEAR's status on the Naval Vessel Register (NVR) remains "Stricken, to be disposed of"; however, the Planned Disposition now reads "TO BE SCRAPPED".  Also noticed on the NVR is the removal of her custodian.

August 5, 2010:  The status on the Naval Vessel Register (NVR) is changed from "Stricken, to be disposed of" to "Stricken, to be disposed of by dismantling".

August 6, 2010:  The ship is scheduled to be towed sometime after August 20th.

August 20, 2010:  The SPEAR will depart Norfolk Naval Shipyard at 11:00 a.m. for Brownsville, TX.

September 3, 2010:  The SPEAR arrives at ESCO in Brownsville.

May 2011:  The SPEAR has been completely dismantled.


Wanted!  Cruise books, SPEAR Points, photos, and memorabilia!  Please help us complete our collection of SPEAR memories for everyone to enjoy.  Contact the webmaster if you have items that you would like to share.


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This page last updated on 08/19/2016.

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