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USS Tulare (AKA-112) in 1966 (possibly 10 Sept).
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Class: TULARE (AKA-112)
Design: SCB Project 77 using MA C4-S-1a hull
Displacement (tons): #,###
Dimensions (feet): ###.#' x ##.#' x ##.#'
Original armament: 4-5"/38
Later armaments: (1977) 4-20mm
Complement: ###
Speed (kts.): ##.#
Propulsion (HP): #,###
Machinery: turbines, # screw

112TULARE12 Jan 1956Bethlehem Steel, San Fran.16 Feb 195322 Dec 195312 Jan 1956

AKANameTDecommStrikeDisposalFateMA Sale/Depart
112TULARE15 Feb 198031 Aug 19921 Apr 1998MA/T23 Nov 2011

Class Notes:
AKA-112 was authorized as new construction in FY 1954 (SCB Project 77A, with roll-on, roll-off features) but a Mariner hull (EVERGREEN MARINER, MA hull 32) was acquired instead to save money. On 10 Jun 1954 the Navy awarded funds to the ship's builder for conversion work (MARAD supervising the work) and assigned the name TULARE and designation AKA-112.

Ship Notes:
112TULARE32FY 1954. Ex EVERGREEN MARINER. To LKA-112 effective 1 Jan 1969. Assigned to Naval Reserve training in mid-1975. To MA custody 19 Feb 1980. Stricken 1 Aug 1981 for transfer to the Massachusetts Maritime Academy as BAY STATE but the arrangement fell through. Candidate in May 1984 for a lease to Peru that also fell through. Returned to Navy custody and restored to the list in connection with another foreign loan that was approved on 8 Feb 1989 but that also did not materialize. Stricken again 31 Aug 1992 and to MA custody Sep 1992. Departed the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet on 14 December 2011 to be cleaned of marine growth and loose exterior paint at the former Mare Island Naval Shipyard, departed Mare Island 30 December 2011 under tow to the scrapper (Int’l Shipbr. Ltd.) at Brownsville.

Page Notes:
Compiled: 29 Jul 2021
© Stephen S. Roberts, 2021
Sources: DB, Maroon, VSC, NVR, PHS