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USNS Concord (T-AFS-5)
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USS Concord (AFS-5) (1968 - 1992)

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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons



Secretary of the Navy Letter of Commendation (1)
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (2)
Second Row - Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (3) - Navy Expeditionary Medal (1-Lebanon)- National Defense Service Medal
Third Row - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (1-Lebanon) - Southwest Asia Service Medal- Armed Forces Service Medal (2)


Mars Class Combat Stores Ship:
  • Laid down, 26 March 1966, at National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, CA.
  • Launched, 17 December 1966
  • Commissioned, USS Concord (AFS-5), 27 November 1968, CAPT. Louis J. Collister in command
  • Decommissioned and placed in service by the Military Sealift Command (MSC), 15 October 1992 as USNS Concord (T-AFS-5)
  • USNS Concord was assigned to the Naval Fleet Auxiliary Force (PM1), MSC Far East
  • Inactivated, placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register, 18 August 2009, at Pearl Harbor
  • Laid up at NAVSEA Inactive Ships Maintenance Facility, Pearl Harbor, HI. to be disposed of
  • Final Disposition, towed out of Pearl Harbor, 15 July 2012, by USNS Salvor (T-ARS 52), sunk as a RIMPAC 2012 target in position 23-00 N 159-55W (60 miles NNW of Hanalei, Kauai, Hawaii), by the Royal Canadian Navy submarine HMCS Victoria (SSK-876) the morning of 17 July 2012. See Live Fire Sink Exercise video from Defense Media Network.
    Specifications:
    Displacement 9,200 t.(lt) 15,900-18,663 t.(fl)
    Length 581'
    Beam 79'
    Draft 27' (max.)
    Speed 20 kts.
    Complement
    MSC 49 Navy, 125 Civilian Mariners
    Aircraft two UH-46 Sea Knight helicopters
    Armament two twin 3"/50 gun mounts
    Propulsion
    three 580psi Babcock and Wilcox boilers Mddsingle propeller

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    Concord 127k HC-6 Det assigned to USS Concord (AFS-5) during her first Mediterranean deployment in 1969. Part of the Det came aboard in Norfolk and part transferred from USS Sylvania (AFS-2) at Naples Barry Buchanan HC-6
    Concord 38k USS Concord (AFS-5)'s HC-6 Det helicopters during a Vertrep at sea, circa 1969, Mediterranean Sea. Barry Buchanan HC-6
    Concord 97k USS Concord (AFS-5) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, May 1970.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    Concord 152k USS Concord (AFS-5) docking, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, July 1970.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    Milwaukee 134k USS Concord (AFS-5), USS Milwaukee (AOR-2) and USS Nimitz (CVN-68) during underway replenishment, date and place unknown. Jerrod W. Brown SM1 (SW) USN Ret. USS Milwaukee 1980-84
    Concord 29k USS Concord (AFS-5) providing VERTREP to USS Stribling (DD-867) in the Mediterranean Sea, summer 1975 Photo by Russ Hartley
    Concord 110k USS Concord (AFS-5) at anchor at Naples, Italy, date unknown.
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, February 1976.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    Concord 69k USS Concord (AFS-5) at Barcelona, Spain, 2 July 1977. As seen here Concord has her original armament configuration of four twin 3"/50 gun mounts, and Mk.56 directors. Photo by Fabio Peña
    Concord 76k USS Concord (AFS-5) moored pierside at Barcelona, Spain, 2 July 1977. As seen here Concord has her original armament configuration of four twin 3"/50 gun mounts, and Mk.56 directors. Photo by Fabio Peña
    Concord 128k From right to left; USS Sylvania (AFS-2), Concord (AFS-5) and USS San Diego (AFS-6) underway, date and location unknown. Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    Concord 160k USS Concord (AFS-5) underway in the Atlantic Ocean off Norfolk, VA. in 1978.
    Photos by Karsten Petersen
    Robert Hurst
    Concord 142k
    Concord 133k
    Concord 138k
    USNS Concord (T-AFS-5)
    Concord 31k USNS Concord (T-AFS-5) during an evening vertical replenishment of USS John Stennis (CVN-74). Note the CH-46 Sea Knight hovering over Concord's flight deck. Concord and Stennis were deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, 21 January 2002.
    US Navy photo by PH2 (AW) Bryan A. Dunn. USN.
    Alex Tatchin
    Concord 50k USNS Concord (T-AFS-5) during a vertical replenishment at sea of USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63), 6 November 2003. An SH-60 Seahawk from Kitty Hawk flies toward Concord to pick up and transfer stores.
    US Navy photo # 031106-N-5232L-003 by PHAN Jason D. Landon USN.
    Navy Newsstand
    Concord 86k USNS Concord (T-AFS-5) underway, date and location unknown
    US Navy photo
     
    Concord 68k USNS Concord (T-AFS-5) pulls alongside USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) in preparation for an underway replenishment (UNREP) evolution, 9 November 2002. Despite high seas and heavy winds, both vessels maneuver carefully to get into proper position to transport cargo, supplies, and combat stores.
    US Navy photo # 021109-N-02830-001 by PHAR Sean M. O’Leary USN.
    Navy Newsstand
    Concord 103k USNS Concord (T-AFS-5) is in position to begin an underway replenishment of USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7) in the Arabian Gulf, 15 June 2003. Iwo Jima carries more than 1200 Sailors and 2000 Marines assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), and is three months into her maiden deployment.
    US Navy photo # 030615-N-2954M-008 by PH3 Julianne Metzger USN.
    Navy Newsstand
    Concord 909k An SH-60F Seahawk picks up cargo from USNS Concord (T-AFS-5) during a vertical replenishment at sea with the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN-68) in the Persian Gulf, 17 June 2007. The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group and embarked Carrier Air Wing Eleven (CAW-11) are deployed in the US 5th Fleet conducting maritime operations and supporting the global war on terrorism.
    US Navy photo # 070618-N-1525H-026 PERSIAN GULF (June 17 2007) by MCSN Matthew Haws.
    Robert Hurst
    Concord 945k USNS Concord (T-AFS-5) steams along side the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN-68) during a vertical replenishment. Nimitz is deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet operating in the western Pacific and Indian Ocean. The U.S. 7th Fleet is the largest of the forward-deployed fleets with approximately 50 ships, 120 aircraft and 20,000 Sailors and Marines.
    US Navy photo # 080318-N-9760Z-056 PACIFIC OCEAN (March 18, 2008) by MC3 Eduardo Zaragoza.
    Lee Wahler
    Concord 1225k USNS Concord (T-AFS-5) conducts a replenishment at sea with the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN-68), 1 April 2008. Nimitz is deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet operating in the western Pacific and Indian Oceans.
    US Navy photo # 080401-N-9760Z-006 PACIFIC OCEAN (April 1, 2008) by MC3 Eduardo Zaragoza.
    Lee Wahler
    Concord 1104k An AS-332 Super Puma helicopter lifts off the deck of USNS Concord (T-AFS-5) to conduct a vertical replenishment with the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN-68), 1 April 2008.
    US Navy photo # 080401-N-3038W-049 PACIFIC OCEAN (April 1, 2008) by MCSN John Wagner.
    Lee Wahler
    Concord 1155k A helicopter transfers supplies during a vertical replenishment from USNS Concord (T-AFS-5) and the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH-19), 12 June 2008.. Mercy is participating in Pacific Partnership 2008 as an enabling platform through which multi-national military, medical teams and non-governmental organizations can coordinate humanitarian effort providing various medical, dental and civic-action programs in the Philippines.
    US Navy photo # 080613-N-1450G-116 COTABATO, Philippines (June 13, 2008)
    Robert M. Cieri
    Concord 1627k USNS Salvor (T-ARS 52), with ex-USNS Concord (T-AFS-5) in tow outbound from Pearl Harbor, 15 July 1012. Concord was sunk as a RIMPAC 2012 target in position 23-00 N 159-55W (60 miles NNW of Hanalei, Kauai, Hawaii) on the morning of 17 July 2012. Captain Wade Armstrong, Pearl Harbor Pilots
    Concord 961k Ex-USNS Concord (T-AFS-5) is used as a target vessel for The Royal Canadian Navy Canadian submarine HMCS Victoria (SSK-876) during a Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012 sink exercise near the Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands, Kauai, Hawaii. Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in the biennial RIMPAC exercise from June 29 to Aug. 3, in and around the Hawaiian Islands. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2012 is the 23rd exercise in the series that began in 1971.
    US Navy photo # 120717-O-ZZ999-004 PACIFIC OCEAN (July 12, 2012) Canadian Forces photo.
    Lee Wahler


    For more photos and information about USS / USNS Concord, see;
  • USS Concord (AFS/TAFS-5) Veterans Association
  • Concord Chronicle
  • Navy Fact File - Combat Stores Ships - T-AFS
  • Commanding Officers

  • There is no DANFS History available for USS / USNS Concord (AFS-5 / T-AFS-5) at Navsource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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