Welcome to the website of the

USS L. Y. SPEAR (AS-36) Association! 

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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

2014 Reunion - Chicago

Mark your calendars and make plans to attend the 2014 USS L. Y. SPEAR reunion to be held September 3-7, 2014, at the Chicago Marriott Suites Deerfield in Deerfield, Illinois!

Join us as we go "Back to Boot Camp!".  We are planning a visit to Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, where we will be able to watch a boot camp graduation!  Start digging out your boot camp photos for our Friday night contest.  If you don't have a picture of yourself from boot camp, find one as early in your Navy career as possible.  Many other great activities will be planned, so stay tuned for more details as they become available. For more information, click the "Reunions" link to the right.

* * *  See you in Chicago!  * * *

 

 

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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.

Click here for Ship's Store Items


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 04/16/2014.

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