USS Holland AS-32 Association
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World Greatest Tender in the U.S. Navy
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DM1 Art Smith
May 9th
Rota,Spain 1965-1966

If your birthday is coming up email webmaster and I will post it.
 


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The USS Holland AS-32 Association Welcomes you to our website honoring
the third ship of the United State Navy to bear the name of the Father of the
Modern Submarine: John Phillip Holland
 
This website is  dedicated to the Officers & Crewmembers of the USS Holland AS-32.
From  Plank Owners(1963) to the Decommissioning Crew.(1996)
From the very Beginning in
Rota, Spain ;1964-1966, to Charleston,S.C.;1966-1969, back to Rota, Spain;1969-1972,
Holy Loch, Scotland;1975-1982, Charleston S.C ; 1983-1992, Apra Harbor, Guam -1992-1996
transitional periods in the Shipyards in Charleston, Bremerton, Baltimore, World Cruise ,TAD - Diego Garcia


The Holland has seen many of ports in her time of service. At reunions shipmates remember the good times and try to forget some of the bad times that we all had at one point in our Holland life. Even though we all come from different time era's there is one common bond that unite us together and that is the ship its self. The making of news friends is very exciting for me and I'm sure for everyone else. I always tell shipmates that I make contact with from time to time that we are a Family, it does not matter if your "Young or Old", and from the different time era's. We all have but the memory
of the ship engraved in our hearts and our mind forever. Until the Lord calls us home or we have become senile. Again this website is dedicated to You. If you are a former Holland crewmember please sign our guest book/ Deck log. From time to time we sent out e-mail to all about important issues, news, reunions. Also It is used as a message board for those who are searching for those old long but not forgotten shipmate's.
As soon as you fill out the Deck log , We will respond back to you with an e-mail asking for some other information that is not asked on the Deck log.(mailing address, etc) So we ask that you kindly return it fill out. It is of importance to us all. Thank you for coming aboard and we hope you will enjoy your Tour on the website. Fair Horizons Ahead !
Smooth Sailing & Fair Winds
 Jose  A. Garcia, President
USS Holland AS-32 Association Inc.
1975-1977 - 2Div. Deck Dept
          and
Proud!                    

USS Holland AS-32

Hammerhead Crane 1963 -1968       Cargo / Missile Crane 1968 -1996 
   

The third Holland was launched by Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp., Pascagoula, Mississippi, 19 January 1963; sponsored by Mrs. John C. Stenuis, wife of U.S. Senator from the State of Mississippi; delivered to the Charleston Naval Shipyard, Charleston, South Carolina; and commissioned 7 September 1963, Captain Charles W. Styer, Jr., in command. Holland departed Charleston on 14 October for shakedown training at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, returning to Charleston on 19 November. She commenced post-shakedown availability on 25 November. While Holland was neither a submersible nor a combatant ship, she was a vital link in support of United States's first line of deterrance —the Navy's Polaris Weapons System. She was capable of making any submarine repair other than major overhaul, including servicing and maintaining the nuclear power plants of Polaris-firing submarines. The opening of 1964 found Holland at Charleston, South Carolina, making preparations for deployment to the Polaris replenishment anchorage at Rota, Spain. She arrived Rota 1 April and relieved Proteus (AS-19) as the FBM submarine tender shortly thereafter. Holland continued her vital service to the Polaris submarines until relieved 4 November 1966. Holland arrived Charleston 22 November. There she tended submarines of the Atlantic Fleet into 1967. The Holland was decommissioned on April 13, 1996, in Apra Harbor, Guam, a few years after the Cold War officially ended. There was a State side decommissioning ceremony in Bremerton, WA on 30 September 1996. During her thirty-three years of active duty, the USS Holland AS-32 serviced Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarines (SSBN) and Fast Attack Submarine (SSN) in both Atlantic and Pacific and ended her career as the only US navy Tender, submarine or surface, in WestPac (Western Pacific). She is currently laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet at Suisun bay, Benicia, California waiting for final disposition .

 
This article includes text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.
 
 
  Last 10 Former Crewmembers who have signed our Deck-log/Guest Book
 
Crewmember Department/ Division Year on board Duty Command Site
BM2 Ed Thompkins Deck Dept / 1973-1975 WS Goose Creek, Charleston,S.C
Bremerton,WA
EM3 Dan McCollum Engineering/E-Div/Battery Shop 1971-1973 Rota Spain
MLFN Russ Johnson Repair Dept/ R-2 19885-1988 NWS Goose Creek, Charleston,S.C
Sk2 Charles Harris Supply Dept/S1,S5,6,S7,Subset,S8 1989-1994 NWS Goose Creek, Charleston,S.C
Apra Harbor,Guam
BM3 Arland Benningfield Deck Dept 1971-1975 Rota,Spain
NWS Goose Creek, Charleston,S.C
Bremerton,WA
IC2 Robert Pearce CCTVC 1988-1990 NWS Goose Creek, Charleston,S.C
MR3  Anthony Chittin Repair Dept /R-2 /Machine Shop 19921995 Apra Harbor,Guam
EM3 Richard Hill Engineering / E Div 1977-1980 Holy Loch, Scotland
LT Steven Morawiec Weapons Dept / W-6 1989-1992  NWS Goose Creek, Charleston,S.C
Apra Harbor,Guam
SR Scott Fountain Supply Dept. / S-1 1969-1971 Rota,Spain
Notes :  Plank-Owner * ,  Association Member @ ,  Decommissioning Crew ***
If you would like to contact any of the above go to the Deck Log and look up their perspective entry and email them from there.
Click here for the complete list and detail of over 1240 Former Holland crewmembers ( 62 pages ) that have signed our Deck log.
 
 
For those who served on the USS Holland AS-32
during the early 1990's
Stanley Garland is seeking information about a female that was murdered during the early 1990's.  she was stationed aboard the USS HOLLAND while it was moored in Charleston, SC.  Her case is still unresolved and Mr. Garland is seeking any information on her prior shipmates might have regarding her disappearance. 
Please call Stanley Garland at 843-764-7780(office) 843-296-2805 cell.
 Email: stanley.garland@navy.mil
 
 

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