AFS-1 USS Mars

US US Navy




1963 to 1998    


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1962-may-5Laid down
1963-jun-15Launched
1963-dec-1Commissioned
1965-marAircraftUH-46A 150965
1965-sepwith HC-1 Det Atsugi, Japan
1966-sep-23Shellback Initiation on Helo flight deck
1969-apr-8Deploymentlost UH-46 152494
1990-dec-4First ship to desert storm
1998-feb-19Decommissioned
2004-may-24Struck
2006-jul-15Fate: sunksunk off Hawaii as a torpedo target during RIMPAC 2006

Specifications    

    from Mars class
150crew
9200light (tn)
18000full load (tn)
177length (m)
24beam (m)
8.50draught (m)
21max speed (knots)
3Naval Engine boilers
1Naval Engine steam turbines
1Chaff and decoys Mark 36 SRBOC
1Naval Radar surface search radar AN/SPS-10

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Builder    

US NASSCO San Diego,


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