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|
|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|
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.
Accidents aboard USS WHITE PLAINS:
|May 9, 1989||100 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, 1992||Guam|
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