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U.S.S. CONCORD

(AFS-5)

FIRST THEN FIRST NOW

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The USS CONCORD (AFS-5), a Mars class combat stores ship, was commissioned on 27 NOV 1968. CONCORD was built at National Steel and Shipbuilding in San Diego, CA. After commissioning she was assigned to the Atlantic Fleet and served her entire career there. USS CONCORD's "ship's work" was the underway replenishment of the fleet. She performed per her motto, "First Then - First Now" through repeated deployments, primarily to the Mediterranean Sea. USS CONCORD served her country for 23 years, 10 months and 18 days, until decommissioned on 15 OCT 1992. She was transferred to the Military Sealift Command as T-AFS-5 and continued her assigned mission with a civilian crew under navel leadership until her inactivation in August 2009. She is laid up at Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility - Pearl Harbor, awaiting her disposal by SINKEX.

The USS CONCORD (AFS-5) deployment history and significant events of her service career follow:

AFS-5 Deployments - Major Events

Add a AFS-5 Shellback Initiation Add a AFS-5 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
SEP 1954 - Shellback Initiation - 12 SEP 1954 - Atlantic Ocean
MAR 1966 - Keel Date: 26 MAR 1966
at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company
JUN 1968 - Shellback Initiation - 10 JUN 1968 - Pacific Ocean
NOV 1968 - Commissioned: 27 NOV 1968
AUG 1969 - MAR 1970 Mediterranean
JAN 1970 - JAN 1974 North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
APR 1970 - DEC 1970 Mediterranean
JUL 1970 - JAN 1971 Mediterranean
JAN 1971 - JAN 1972 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
SEP 1971 - MAR 1972 Mediterranean
NOV 1972 - DEC 1972 Guantanamo Bay
DEC 1972 - JUN 1973 Mediterranean
APR 1974 - SEP 1974 Mediterranean
APR 1975 - MAY 1975 Guantanamo Bay
JUN 1975 - JAN 1976 Mediterranean
JUL 1975 - FEB 1976 Mediterranean
OCT 1975 - MAR 1976 Mediterranean
APR 1978 - AUG 1978 Mediterranean
JUL 1979 - FEB 1980 Mediterranean
NOV 1980 - MAY 1981 Mediterranean
MAR 1982 - AUG 1982 Mediterranean
FEB 1983 - MAR 1983 Guantanamo Bay
APR 1983 - NOV 1983 Mediterranean
APR 1983 - NOV 1983 Mediterranean-Lebanon
JUN 1984 - JUL 1984 Guantanamo Bay
SEP 1984 - Shellback Initiation - 15 SEP 1984 - Atlantic Ocean
JAN 1985 - JUN 1985 Mediterranean
MAY 1986 - SEP 1986 Mediterranean
MAY 1987 - JUN 1987 Guantanamo Bay
OCT 1987 - FEB 1988 Mediterranean
JAN 1989 - JUN 1989 Mediterranean
JAN 1990 - FEB 1990 Guantanamo Bay
MAY 1990 - NOV 1990 Desert Shield
OCT 1991 - MAR 1992 Mediterranean
OCT 1992 - Decommissioned: 15 OCT 1992
OCT 1992 - OCT 1992 Transferred to Military Sealift Command

AFS-5 General Specifications

Class: Mars class combat stores ship

Complement: 48 Officers and 441 Enlisted

Displacement: 9200 tons

Length: 581′

Beam: 79′

Draft: 27 feet