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USS White Plains (AFS 4)

- decommissioned -
- sunk as a target -


USS WHITE PLAINS was the fourth MARS - class Combat Stores Ship. Decommissioned on April 17, 1995, and stricken from the Navy list on August 24, 1995, WHITE PLAINS was then berthed at the Naval Inactive Ships Maintenance Facility Pearl Harbor, HI. Finally, on July 8, 2002, WHITE PLAINS was disposed of as a target during RIMPAC 2002 near Hawaii. The exact location of the wreckage is 022 55' 00.9" North, 160 10' 00.3" West.

General Characteristics:Awarded: December 18, 1964
Keel laid: October 2, 1965
Launched: July 23, 1966
Commissioned: November 23, 1968
Decommissioned: April 17, 1995
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 in peacetime
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 WHITE PLAINS. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.

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Accidents aboard USS WHITE PLAINS:

DateWhereEvents
May 9, 1989100 miles east of Hong Kong
Fire in the engine room of USS WHITE PLAINS kills six sailors and injures five others while the ship is operating about 100 miles east of Hong Kong in the South China Sea. The ship is towed to Subic Bay, Philippines, for repairs.
August 28, 1992Guam
USS WHITE PLAINS breaks away from her berth during typhoon Omar, resulting in her shaft and propeller being bend. The WHITE PLAINS never recovered from the damage suffered during the accident.




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