USS L. Y. SPEAR (AS-36) Association                 

  

 

Commissioning Ceremony Book

February 28, 1970

Although this is not actually a cruise book, we felt that this important piece of SPEAR history deserved special recognition.  A big "thank you" to SPEAR plank-owner Leon Jessie for this contribution!

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Cover

Commissioning of a Navy Ship

Built by General Dynamics Quincy Division

SPEAR's History

Lawrence York Spear

Sponsor - Mrs. Arnold F. Schade

Guest Speaker - Hon. Thomas Edison Troland

Christening

Launch

Hon. John H. Chafee, Secretary of the Navy

Hon. John H. Chafee's letter

Adm. Thomas H. Moorer, Chief of Naval Operations

Adm. Thomas H. Moorer's letter

Adm. Ephraim Paul Holmes, Commander in Chief Atlantic and U.S. Atlantic Fleet

Adm. Ephraim Paul Holmes' letter

VAdm. E. P. Wilkinson, Commander Submarine Force U.S. Atlantic Fleet

VAdm. E. P. Wilkinson's letter

Adm. Ignatius J. Galantin, RAdm. J. C. Dempsey, RAdm. J. C. Wylie

Mr. Roger Lewis, President General Dynamics

Mr. Lloyd Bergeson, GM Quincy Division General Dynamics

RAdm. J. A. Brown, Commander, Norfolk Naval Shipyard

RAdm. J. B. Osborn, Commander, Submarine Flotilla Six

Capt. J. M. Duke, Jr., Supvr. of Shipbuilding, Quincy, MA

Capt. J. F. Heald, Commander, Submarine Squadron Six

Capt. Ralph M. Ghormley, Commanding Officer

Cdr. Douglas A. Williams, Executive Officer

Program - Page 1

Program - Page 2

Department Heads

Ships Officers

Ships Officers

Ships Officers

Master Chief Petty Officers

Senior Chief Petty Officers

Senior Chief Petty Officers

Chief Petty Officers

Chief Petty Officers

Chief Petty Officers, First Class Petty Officers

First Class Petty Officers, Second Class Petty Officers

Second Class Petty Officers, Third Class Petty Officers

Third Class Petty Officers, Non-Rated Men

Non-Rated Men

Non-Rated Men

Specifications

Insignia

Page for Autographs

The Navy Hymn

Quote by Adm. Sir Andrew Cunningham, R.N.

Back Cover

 
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