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Online Library of Selected Images:
-- U.S. NAVY SHIPS --

USS Hunley (AS-31), 1962-1994

USS Hunley, a 19,000 ton submarine tender built at Newport News, Virginia, was commissioned in June 1962. The first new tender designed to support ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs), she was based at Holy Loch, Scotland, and Charleston, South Carolina, during 1963-67. Over the next twelve years, she was the SSBN tender at Guam and at Charleston, with time out in 1971-72 to be fitted to handle the larger Poseidon missiles. The ship was again stationed at Holy Loch in 1982-87. Hunley's final service was as tender to attack submarines at U.S. East Coast ports. She was decommissioned and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register in September 1994.

USS Hunley was named in honor of the Confederate submarine designer and operator Horace Lawson Hunley (1823-1863).

This page features views of USS Hunley.

If you want higher resolution reproductions than the Online Library's digital images, see "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions."

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Photo #: NH 96829

USS Hunley (AS-31)


Photograph dated 14 December 1962.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 100KB; 740 x 595 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 96830

USS Hunley (AS-31)


Tied to a mooring bouy at Holy Loch, Scotland, circa April 1966. She has two submarines, an LCM and other vessels alongside.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 148KB; 740 x 615 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 69856

USS Hunley (AS-31)


Moored in Holy Loch, Scotland, in April 1966, with USS Thomas A. Edison (SSBN-610) alongside.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 98KB; 740 x 615 pixels

 
Photo #: USN 1150152

USS Hunley (AS-31)


Approaches Apra Harbor, Guam, on 11 October 1971.

Photographed by M.L. Millard.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph.

Online Image: 64KB; 740 x 625 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system as Photo # 428-N-1150152.

 
Photo #: NH 96831

USS Hunley (AS-31)


At Holy Loch, Scotland, with harbor tugs Piqua (YTB-793), at left, and Natick (YTB-760) assisting. Another submarine tender (AS-33 class) is on her opposite side, with masts, cranes and stack visible.
Photograph was received in June 1992.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 132KB; 740 x 610 pixels

 


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16 May 1999