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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
MAR 1976 - Keel Date: 2 MAR 1976
at Litton Ingalls Pascagoula Mississippi
MAY 1977 - Launch Date: 4 MAY 1977
OCT 1978 - JAN 1980 Commisioning
OCT 1978 - Shellback Initiation - 3 OCT 1978 - Indian Ocean
JUN 1979 - JUN 1979 Guantanamo Bay
JUN 1979 - JUN 1979 Panama Canal
JUL 1979 - Commissioned: 7 JUL 1979
SEP 1980 - SEP 1980 Suez Canal
OCT 1980 - Shellback Initiation - 10 OCT 1980 - Indian Ocean
OCT 1980 - Shellback Initiation - 3 OCT 1980 - Indian Ocean
DEC 1980 - DEC 1980 Christmas in Isreal
JAN 1988 - JAN 1988 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
MAY 1988 - NOV 1988 World Cruise
MAY 1988 - NOV 1988 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
MAY 1988 - NOV 1988 Circumnavigation
SEP 1988 - Shellback Initiation - 24 SEP 1988 - Indian Ocean
MAY 1997 - JAN 1998 Mediterranean
FEB 1999 - JUL 2002 Mediterranean
MAR 1999 - SEP 1999 Transferred to LaMadelena Italy
JAN 2001 - APR 2004 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean
JAN 2002 - JUL 2004 Mediterranean
JAN 2003 - JAN 2007 Mediterranean-West Africa
OCT 2004 - Shellback Initiation - 20 OCT 2004 - Pacific Ocean
MAY 2006 - AUG 2006 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JUL 2006 - Shellback Initiation - 12 JUL 2006 - Atlantic Ocean
AUG 2007 - NOV 2007 Change of homeport to Bremerton Wa.
JAN 2011 - APR 2011 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
MAR 2011 - 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