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USS Hunley (AS 31) photographed by Newport News Shipbuilding Co. ca 1962.
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Class: HUNLEY (AS 31)
Design: SCB Project No. 194
Displacement (tons): 13,476 light, 19,746 full
Dimensions (feet): 599' oa, 570' wl x 83' e/wl x 28' max nav
Armament: 2-3"/50T; (1976) 4-20mmS
Accommodations: 61 officers, 1195 enlisted
Speed (kts.): 19
Propulsion (HP): 15,000
Machinery: Diesel electric, 1 screw

Construction:
ASNameOrdBuilderKeelLaunchComm
31HUNLEY16 Nov 1959Newport News SB28 Nov 196028 Sep 196116 Jun 1962
32HOLLAND31 Aug 1961Ingalls SB5 Mar 196219 Jan 19637 Sep 1963

Disposition:
ASNameTDecommStrikeDisposalFateMA Sale/Depart
31HUNLEY30 Sep 19943 May 19951 May 1999MA/T5 Jan 2007
32HOLLAND30 Sep 199612 May 200024 Feb 2001MA/T4 Jun 2013

Class Notes:
Approved characteristics for a new Submarine Tender (AS), SCB Project No. 194, were promulgated on 22 August 1958 and updated on 17 July 1959 with a final change on 17 October 1962. The ships initially had a large hammerhead crane aft [to handle SLBMs], this was replaced by two large boom cranes as in the AS 33 class. Approved characteristics for a POSEIDON conversion for AS 31-32, SAIC Project No. 736.73, were promulgated on 18 Oct 1971 and updated on 4 Dec 1972.

Ship Notes:
ASNameMANotes
31HUNLEYFY 1960. Poseidon overhaul, SCB Proj. 736.73, ordered 6 Jul 1972 [or 22 Jul 1972] at NSY Puget Sound, begun 1 Apr 1973, completed 22 Jan 1974. To MA custody in JRRF 12 Oct 1995. Departed MA custody 7 Mar 2007 enroute Southern Scrap Materials, New Orleans.
32HOLLANDFY 1962. Poseidon overhaul, SCB Proj. 736.75, ord. 13 Aug 1973 at NSY Puget Sound, begun 3 Sep 1974. To MA custody 26 May 2000. Departed MA custody 10 Jul 2013 under domestic sale to ESCO Marine Inc, Brownsville.

Page Notes:
Compiled: 31 Jul 2021
© Stephen S. Roberts, 2021
Sources: DB, Maroon, NVR, PHS