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USS ALBERT J. MYER (ARC-6) - a Neptune-class Cable Repair Ship

In Commission 1963 to 1994

ARC-6 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
APR1945-Keel Date: 14 APR 1945
NOV1945-Launch Date: 7 NOV 1945
MAY1963-Commissioned: 13 MAY 1963
DEC1976-Shellback Initiation - 10 DEC 1976 - Indian Ocean

ARC-6 General Specifications

Class: Neptune

Named for: Brig. Gen. Albert J. Myer

Complement: 71 Civilian and 6 USN

Displacement: 7815 tons

Length: 369 feet

Beam: 47 feet

Flank Speed: 14 knots

Final Disposition: Recycled in late 2005


Albert J. Myer was laid down on 14 April 1945 at Wilmington, Del., by Pusey & Jones Corp. under a Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 2558); launched on 7 November 1945; sponsored by Mrs. Grace Salisbury Ingles, the wife of Major General Harry C. Ingles, commanding officer of the Army Signal Corps; and delivered to the Maritime Commission on 17 May 1946.

Since World War II ended some eight months before her completion, Albert J. Myer was consigned to the Maritime Commission's reserve fleet until sometime in the early 1950's when she was taken over by the Army for service with its Transportation Service. That duty lasted until 1966 when she was transferred to the Navy and designated a cable repair ship, ARC-6. Manned by a civil service crew, USNS Albert J. Myer began active service with the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS). Though administratively assigned to MSTS Atlantic, she has served all over the seven seas. As of late 1986, USNS Albert J. Myer was still active with the Military Sealift Command (MSC), the successor organization to MSTS.

[Note: The above USS ALBERT J. MYER (ARC-6) history may, or may not, contain text provided by crew members of the USS ALBERT J. MYER (ARC-6), or by other non-crew members, and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]