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AS-36 L.Y. Spear

Submarine tenders are the largest of the active auxiliaries. Their crews are made up mostly of technicians and repair personnel. The L.Y. Spear-class is designed and fitted to accommodate attack submarines and can service up to four submarines moored alongside simultaneously. Mr. Lawrence York Spear was President of Electric Boat Company between 1942 and 1947.


Builders General Dynamics' Quincy Shipbuilding Division
Displacement Light Displacement: 14362
tons Full Displacement: 23396 tons
Dead Weight: 9034 tons
Length Overall Length: 643 ft
Waterline Length: 620 ft
Beam Extreme Beam: 85 ft
Waterline Beam: 85 ft
DraftMaximum Navigational Draft: 29 ft
Draft Limit: 29 ft
Speed 20 knots
Power Plant Two boilers, steam turbines, one shaft
Aircraft None
Armament Two 40mm guns,
four 20mm guns
ComplementOfficers: 87
Enlisted: 1235


Name Number Builder Homeport Ordered Commissioned Decommissioned
L .Y.Spear AS-36 Quincy Norfolk12 May 196522 Feb 197006 Sep 1996
Dixon AS-37 QuincySan Diego20 Apr 196607 Aug 197115 Dec 1995
AS-38Quincy cancelled in 1969

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Originally created by John Pike
Updated Saturday, January 23, 1999 7:26:13 PM