Submarine Tender (AS)
Submarine Tenders furnish maintenance and logistic support for nuclear attack submarines.
The L.Y. Spear class is designed and fitted to accommodate attack submarines and can service up to four submarines moored alongside simultaneously. The Simon Lake class was configured especially to service ballistic missile submarines. The operation of AS 39 and AS 40 was transferred to the Military Sealift Command (MSC) in 2008 and 2010 respectively.
|Point Of Contact|
MSC Public Affairs
471 East C. St.
Norfolk, VA 23511-2419
|General Characteristics, L.Y. Spear Class|
|Builder: AS 39 thru AS 41, Lockheed Shipbuilding & Construction Company.|
|Date Deployed: July 7, 1979 (USS Emory S. Land)|
|Propulsion: Two boilers, geared turbines, one shaft, 20,000 shaft horsepower.|
|Length: 644 feet (193.2 meters)|
|Beam: 85 feet (25.5 meters)|
|Displacement: Approximately 23,000 tons (23,865.02 metric tons) full load|
|Draft: 26 feet|
|Speed: 20 knots (23 miles, 36.8 km, per hour)|
|Crew: Civil Service: 157; Miliary: 292|
|Armament: Two .40 mm guns Four .20 mm guns|
|USS Emory S. Land (AS 39), Guam|
|USS Frank Cable (AS 40), Guam|
|Last Update: 15 March 2017|