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U.S.S. EMORY S. LAND

(AS-39)

THE LAND OF OPPORTUNITY

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The USS EMORY S. LAND (AS-39), the first of the Emory S. Land-class submarine tender, was commissioned on 7 JUL 1979. Built by the Lockheed Shipbuilding of Seattle, Washington, USS EMORY S. LAND first deployed to the Indian Ocean in September 1980. In July 1986 EMORY S. LAND represented the US Navy as the Command Ship of a contingent of navel vessels in New York harbor to mark International Naval Review and Fourth of July re-dedication of the Statue of Liberty. USS EMORY S. LAND circled the world in 1988. In 2010 EMORY S. LAND took up station in Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean, where she continues to service the fleet, always true to her motto, "The Best to Support the Rest".

The USS EMORY S. LAND (AS-39) deployment history and significant events of her service career follow:

AS-39 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAR1976-Keel Date: 2 MAR 1976
at Litton Ingalls Pascagoula Mississippi
MAY1977-Launch Date: 4 MAY 1977
OCT1978-JAN1980Commisioning
OCT1978-Shellback Initiation - 3 OCT 1978 - Indian Ocean
JUN1979-JUN1979Guantanamo Bay
JUN1979-JUN1979Panama Canal
JUL1979-Commissioned: 7 JUL 1979
SEP1980-SEP1980Suez Canal
OCT1980-Shellback Initiation - 10 OCT 1980 - Indian Ocean
OCT1980-Shellback Initiation - 3 OCT 1980 - Indian Ocean
DEC1980-DEC1980Christmas in Isreal
NOV1981- Shellback Initiation - 11 NOV 1981 - Indian Ocean
JAN1988-JAN1988Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
MAY1988-NOV1988Circumnavigation
MAY1988-NOV1988World Cruise
MAY1988-NOV1988West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
SEP1988-Shellback Initiation - 24 SEP 1988 - Indian Ocean
MAY1997-JAN1998Mediterranean
FEB1999-JUL2002Mediterranean
MAR1999-SEP1999Transferred to LaMadelena Italy
JAN2001-APR2004Mediterranean-Indian Ocean
JAN2002-JUL2004Mediterranean
JAN2003-JAN2007Mediterranean-West Africa
OCT2004-Shellback Initiation - 20 OCT 2004 - Pacific Ocean
MAY2006-AUG2006Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JUL2006-Shellback Initiation - 12 JUL 2006 - Atlantic Ocean
AUG2007-NOV2007Change of homeport to Bremerton Wa.
JAN2011-APR2011West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
MAR2011-Shellback Initiation - 19 MAR 2011 - Indian Ocean

AS-39 General Specifications

Class: Emory S. Land-class submarine tender

Named for: Emory S. Land

Complement: 85 Officers and 1268 Enlisted

Displacement: 13911 tons

Length: 649 feet

Beam: 85 feet

Flank Speed: 18 knots