Emory S. Land-class submarine tender

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USS Emory S. Land
USS Emory S. Land approaches USS La Salle while in Italy.
Class overview
Builders: Lockheed Shipbuilding and Construction Company, Seattle, Washington
Operators:  United States Navy
Preceded by: L. Y. Spear-class
Built: 1976–1979
In commission: 1979–
Completed: 3
Active: 2
Laid up: 1
General characteristics
Type: Submarine tender
Tonnage: 9,000 LT DWT
  • 13,800 long tons (14,021 t) light
  • 23,000 long tons (23,369 t) full load
Length: 649 ft (198 m)
Beam: 85 ft (26 m)
Draft: 26–29 ft (7.9–8.8 m)
  • 2 × boilers
  • Steam turbine
  • 1 shaft
  • 20,000 shp (14,914 kW)
Speed: 18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph)
Complement: 1,350
  • 2 × 40 mm AA guns
  • 4 × 20 mm AA guns

The Emory S. Land-class submarine tender is a class of three submarine tenders in the United States Navy and Military Sealift Command. USS Emory S. Land (AS-39) is the lead ship in the class, the others are USS Frank Cable (AS-40) and USS McKee (AS-41). McKee was the first ship in the class to retire.[1] The Emory S. Land class may be the last submarine tenders built for the United States Navy.[2]

Ships in class[edit]

Ship Hull No. Builder Commissioned Fate NVR Page
Emory S. Land AS-39 Lockheed Shipbuilding & Construction Co. 7 July 1979 Active AS-39
Frank Cable AS-40 29 October 1979 Active AS-40
McKee AS-41 15 August 1981 Stricken, to be disposed of AS-41


  1. ^ "Naval Vessel Register - MCKEE (AS 41)". Naval Vessel Register. Retrieved 2017-06-07. 
  2. ^ "USS McKee (AS 41)". www.navysite.de. Retrieved 2017-06-07.