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USNS Concord (T-AFS 5)

- formerly AFS 5 -
- Military Sealift Command -
- decommissioned -
- sunk as a target -


USNS CONCORD was the fifth ship in the MARS - class of Combat Stores Ships and the first ship in her class to be transferred to Military Sealift Command on Oct. 15, 1992. In June 2001, the USNS SPICA and USNS CONCORD swapped coasts. Since then, SPICA was an Atlantic asset and CONCORD a Pacific. Stricken on August 18, 2009, the CONCORD spent the following years laid up at Pearl Harbor, Hi. She was finally sunk as a target by the Canadian submarine HMCS VICTORIA (SK 876) during RIMPAC 2012 on July 17, 2012.

General Characteristics:Awarded: December 18, 1964
Keel laid: March 26, 1966
Launched: December 17, 1966
Commissioned: November 27, 1968
MSC "in Service": October 15, 1992
Decommissioned: August 18, 2009
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: 49 Navy personnel, 125 civilian crew


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Crew List:

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

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USS CONCORD Cruise Books:


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Accidents aboard USNS / USS CONCORD:

DateWhereEvents
November 28, 1970Rota, Spain
USS SYLVANIA (AFS 2) and USS CONCORD are slightly damaged in a collision in Rota, Spain, when the SYLVANIA attempts under pilot to moor alongside the CONCORD.
April 25, 1978Palma de Majorca, Spain
USS CONCORD is badly damaged by a fire in its main cargo spaces while moored at Palma de Majorca, Spain. 105 people are treated for smoke inhalation and minor burns.


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USNS / USS CONCORD Patch Gallery:

1987-88 HC-6 Det. 3MED 1991-92


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USNS CONCORD SinkEx:

The video below shows the CONCORD being sunk as a target during exercise RIMPAC 2012 off the Hawaiian Islands on July 17, 2012.




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The photo below was taken by TJ Tropea and shows the bow of the USS CONCORD. The photo was taken during an underway replenishment between USNS SIRIUS (T-AFS 8) and the CONCORD in the Mediterranean.



The photo below was taken by Thomas Zera and shows the USS CONCORD at Naval Base Norfolk, Va., in July 1981.



The photos below were taken by me and show the CONCORD laid-up at Pearl Harbor, Hi., on March 20, 2010, waiting to be sunk as a target.



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