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|
|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|
|Capacity: 7,300 tons of cargo|
|Crew: 42 Officers and 445 Enlisted|
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.
USS SYLVANIA Cruise Books:
Accidents aboard USS SYLVANIA:
|November 28, 1970||Rota, 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, 1981||Virginia Capes|
USS SYLVANIA and USS KALAMAZOO (AOR 6) collide amidships during an underway replenishment in the Virginia Capes Area with no serious damage.
USS SYLVANIA Image Gallery:
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.