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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
SEP1954-Shellback Initiation - 12 SEP 1954 - Atlantic Ocean
MAR1966-Keel Date: 26 MAR 1966
at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company
JUN1968-Shellback Initiation - 10 JUN 1968 - Pacific Ocean
NOV1968-Commissioned: 27 NOV 1968
FEB1969-APR1969Guantanamo Bay
AUG1969-MAR1970Mediterranean
JAN1970-JAN1974North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
APR1970-DEC1970Mediterranean
JUL1970-JAN1971Mediterranean
JAN1971-JAN1972Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
SEP1971-MAR1972Mediterranean
NOV1972-DEC1972Guantanamo Bay
DEC1972-JUN1973Mediterranean
JAN1973-JAN1977Mediterranean
APR1974-SEP1974Mediterranean
MAY1974- Shellback Initiation - 9 MAY 1974 - Indian Ocean
APR1975-MAY1975Guantanamo Bay
JUN1975-JAN1976Mediterranean
JUL1975-FEB1976Mediterranean
OCT1975-MAR1976Mediterranean
APR1978-AUG1978Mediterranean
JUL1979-FEB1980Mediterranean
NOV1980-MAY1981Mediterranean
MAR1982-AUG1982Mediterranean
FEB1983-MAR1983Guantanamo Bay
APR1983-NOV1983Mediterranean-Lebanon
APR1983-NOV1983Mediterranean
JUN1984-JUL1984Guantanamo Bay
SEP1984- Shellback Initiation - 15 SEP 1984 - Atlantic Ocean
SEP1984-Shellback Initiation - 15 SEP 1984 - Atlantic Ocean
JAN1985-JUN1985Mediterranean
MAY1986-SEP1986Mediterranean
MAY1987-JUN1987Guantanamo Bay
OCT1987-FEB1988Mediterranean
JAN1989-JUN1989Mediterranean
JAN1990-FEB1990Guantanamo Bay
MAY1990-NOV1990Desert Shield
OCT1991-MAR1992Mediterranean
OCT1992-Decommissioned: 15 OCT 1992
OCT1992-MAR1993Mediterranean
OCT1992-OCT1992Transferred 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