SPEAR's Last Deck Log
06 September 1996
This Deck Log entry of L. Y. SPEAR
is the final one made after 26 years
As she stands down from
her service was outstanding we're happy to
Commissioned in '70, she
adopted the routine,
of always supporting each assigned
She earned the reputation
from COMSUBRON SIX,
"There ain't nuthin' this grand ol' lady
In less than a year she'd
won her first NEY,
for food service excellence still talked
One of the first to have
female crewmembers aboard,
whose pride helped win the Battle "E"
To Diego Garcia in 1980
her first deployment, and 5 long months
She returned displaying
her fourth Battle "E"
as well as the ship's first M.U.C.
To the North Atlantic she
went and was never late,
in support of NATO Exercise "Teamwork 88"!
In '90 she received from
the first ever safety award for sub tenders
In 1991, with Middle East
L. Y. SPEAR with her crew to the Persian
Gulf did fly!
After her support during
it was back to Norfolk and water not quite
L. Y. SPEAR's reputation,
I'd like to repeat,
is the best sub tender in the Atlantic
She won the awards, and
got the job done,
with men and women who are second to none.
For 26 years she answered
with no hesitation she gave it her all.
Well ol' girl, it's been
quite a ride,
but you're the best repair facility, bar
As we send the ship to
its DECOMM rest,
L. Y. SPEAR will always be "AHEAD OF THE
REST, REMEMBERED AS THE BEST!"
USS L. Y. SPEAR (AS 36)
decommissioned and Deck Log closed.
Obtained from USS L. Y. SPEAR
Decommissioning Ceremony Book (1996)