USS Holland AS-32 Association
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World Greatest Tender in the U.S. Navy
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Meritorious Unit Citation (4), Battle Efficiency "E"(10), National Defense, Humanitarian Service (2)


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USS Holland AS-32
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Awarded: August 31, 1961  
Keel laid: March 5, 1962
Launched: January 19, 1963
Commissioned: September 7, 1963
Decommissioned: September 30, 1996
Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp., Pascagoula, Miss.
Propulsion System: Diesel electric, one shaft
Propellers: one
Length: 599 feet (182.6 meters)
Beam: 83 feet (25.3 meters)
Draft: 24 feet (7.3 meters)
Displacement: approx. 18,300 tons
Speed: 19 knots
Armament: four 20mm guns
Crew: 58 officers, 1,023 enlisted
Peace thru Brute Force : Poseidon

Vol.18, No.16
August 16,1963

Commissioning Booklet   July 9, 1963   First Edition of the Flying Dutchman
First Duty Station : Rota Spain, 1964-1966

The First Cruise Book

Second Duty Station : Charleston, South Carolina, 1966-1969
Third Duty Station : Rota Spain, 1969-1971

Fourth Duty Station : Holy Loch, Scotland,
Throughout USS HOLLAND (AS 32) 33-year history, many awards have been bestowed on her.
The following is a listing of those awards:
Meritorious Unit Citations 1978-1979, 1981, 1990
Humanitarian Service Medal 1989 (Hurricane Hugo), 1992 (Super Typhoon Omar & 7.5 Earthquake)
Golden Anchor 1977,1978,1979,1980,1981,1982,1988
Silver Anchor 1988,1995
Edward F. Ney Food Service Award 1988,1989,1991
Battle Efficiency "E' 1977,1978,1979,1980,1981,1989,1990,1993,1994,1995
Engineering RED "E" 1984,1985,1990,1994,1995
Repair RED 'R' 1978,1990,1993,1994,1995
Damage Control RED 'DC' 1985,1989,1990
Supply BLUE 'E' 1984,1991,1993,1994
Deck WHITE 'D' 1988,1994,1995
Medical YELLOW "M' 1988,1994
Weapons BLACK "W' 1989,1994
Dental YELLOW 'D' 1991,1995

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The USS Holland AS-32
Citation Award Certificates
Fourth Duty Station :
Charleston, South Carolina, 1983-1992
Holland in Apra Harbor, Guam
Some Newspaper Articles about the USS Holland AS-32
                  Decommissioning Booklet
                           April 13, 1996
                       Apra harbor, Guam

                        Decom Book


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