USS HOLLAND was the second HUNLEY - class submarine tender and the third ship in the Navy named after John Holland. Decommissioned on September 30, 1996, and stricken from the Navy list on May 12, 2000, the HOLLAND is currently berthed at the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet, Benicia, Calif., awaiting final disposal.
|General Characteristics:||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|
|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|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS HOLLAND. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
Accidents aboard USS HOLLAND:
|March 26, 1975||Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash.|
USS HOLLAND suffers a Class Alpha fire caused by spontaneous combustion of fiber glass materials in a sanding room while undergoing overhaul.
|November 2, 1981||Holy Loch Naval Base, Scotland.|
A Poseidon SLBM is dropped 13 to 15 feet as it is moved aboard the USS HOLLAND after an error by the crane operator. The fall is arrested by a safety device, but critics suggest there was a serious chance that a conventional explosion could have taken place, dispersing radioactive material. This explosion could have occurred because the Poseidon warhead uses an unstable conventional high explosive called LX-09. The Navy refuses to confirm or deny whether there were nuclear weapons on the missile and states "there was no damage done, no injuries occurred; there was no danger to personnel".
USS HOLLAND Image Gallery:
The photos below were taken by me and show the HOLLAND laid-up at Suisun Bay, Calif., on March 27, 2010.