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USS Sylvania (AFS 2)

- decommissioned -

USS SYLVANIA was the second MARS - class Combat Store Ship. Decommissioned on May 26, 1994, and stricken from the Navy list on January 5, 1995, the SYLVANIA was sold for scrapping on July 28, 2001. At the moment, she is still berthed at the James River Reserve Fleet in Fort Eustis, VA.

General Characteristics:Awarded: January 19, 1962
Keel laid: August 18, 1962
Launched: August 15, 1963
Commissioned: July 11, 1964
Decommissioned: May 26, 1994
Builder: National Steel and Shipbuilding, San Diego, Ca.
Propulsion system: 3 Babcock & Wilcox boilers, 580 psi (40.8 kg/cm2); 8250F (4400C); 1 De Laval turbine
Propellers: one
Length: 581 feet (177 meters)
Beam: 79 feet (24.1 meters)
Draft: 25 feet (7.6 meters)
Displacement: approx. 17,300 tons full load
Speed: 20 knots
Aircraft: two CH-46 helicopters
Armament: none
Capacity: 7,300 tons of cargo
Crew: 42 Officers and 445 Enlisted


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Crew List:

This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS SYLVANIA. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.

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USS SYLVANIA Cruise Books:


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Accidents aboard USS SYLVANIA:

DateWhereEvents
November 28, 1970Rota, Spain
USS SYLVANIA and USS CONCORD (AFS 5) are slightly damaged in a collision in Rota, Spain, when the SYLVANIA attempts under pilot to moor alongside the CONCORD.
January 28, 1981Virginia Capes
USS SYLVANIA and USS KALAMAZOO (AOR 6) collide amidships during an underway replenishment in the Virginia Capes Area with no serious damage.


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The photo below was taken by me and shows the SYLVANIA laid up on the James River near Fort Eustis, Va., on October 30, 2010.



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