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Patch, left, contributed by Mike Smolinski, decal, right, contributed by Scott Koen

USS McKee (AS-41)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Golf - Uniform - Alpha
NGUA
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (4) - Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (3) - National Defense Service Medal
Bottom Row - Southwest Asia Service Medal (2) - Sea Service Deployment Ribbon - Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)


Emory S. Land Class Submarine Tender:
  • Laid down, 14 January 1978, at Lockheed Shipbuilding Corp., Seattle, WA.
  • Launched, 16 February 1980
  • Commissioned USS McKee (AS-41), 15 August 1981, CAPT. D. S. Gorham, in command
  • Decommissioned, 1 October 1999
  • Laid up at NISMF, Portsmouth, VA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 25 April 2006
    Specifications:
    Displacement 13,911 t.(lt), 22,978 t.(fl)
    Length 649'
    Beam 85'
    Draft 29' (max)
    Speed 21 kts.
    Complement 1,500
    Armament
    two 40mm AA gun mounts
    four 20mm AA gun mounts
    Propulsion
    two boilers
    one steam turbine
    single propeller, 20,000shp

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    McKee 175k USS McKee (AS-41) underway, date and location unknown. Scott Koen
    McKee 187k USS McKee (AS-41) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    Scott Koen
    McKee 61k USS McKee (AS-41) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
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    McKee 126k Washtucna (YTB-826) maneuvering USS Tunny (SSN-682) alongside USS McKee (AS-41) at Naval Station Adak, AK., June 1987. Courtesy Tom Jordan
    USS Tunny (SSN-682) web site
    McKee 152k
    McKee 125k
    McKee 74k USS McKee (AS-41) moored at the San Diego Submarine Base, Point Loma, circa 1987-1988.
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, June 1988.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    McKee 276k Overhead view of USS McKee (AS-41) underway at Vancouver, B.C., 9 April 1989.
    Photo courtesy Rick Garcia.
    Chris Howell
    McKee 75k USS McKee (AS-41) moored at Naval Base Point Loma, San Diego,CA., circa 1991 Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.

    There is no DANFS history available for McKee (AS-41) at NavSource

    For more photos and information about USS McKee, see;
  • Submarine Tenders of the United States Navy
  • Launching Program contributed by S. Dale Hargrave
  • Commanding Officers

  • Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S.Navy Memorial Foundation

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