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

 


Builder:

Awarded:

Keel laid:

Launched:

Delivered:

Commissioned:

Decommissioned:

Stricken from Naval Register:

General Dynamics/Quincy Shipbuilding Div.

May 12, 1965

May 5, 1966

September 7, 1967

February 11, 1970

February 28, 1970

September 6, 1996

May 3, 1999

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Waterline length:

Extreme beam:

Waterline beam:

Max. navigational draft:

Draft limit:

Light displacement:

Full displacement:

Dead weight:

Hull material:

Number of propellers:

Power Plant/Propulsion:

Armament (original):

Speed:

Crew:

643 feet

620 feet

85 feet

85 feet

29 feet

29 feet

14,362 tons

23,396 tons

9,034 tons

Steel hull and superstructure

One

Two boilers, steam turbines, single shaft

Two single 5"/38 gun mounts, Four 50 cal. machine guns

18.5 knots

87 Officers, 1,235 Enlisted

Present location:

Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility, Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, VA

Status/Disposition: Stricken, to be disposed of by scrapping

Ship's Blueprints

Former crewmember Leon Jessie (SK2 1969-1970) has full size copies of the original drawings of the SPEAR from 1970.  He has had them scanned into digital format and you can zoom in to see the various compartments.  The blueprints are in PDF format and are available for purchase in our Ship's Store.  


 

 

Information and/or photos obtained from: the Naval Vessel Register; Naval Historical Center; GlobalSecurity.org; Chief of Naval Operations, Submarine Warfare Division.  Please send any corrections or other information to the webmaster.

 

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This page last updated on 10/04/2011.

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