1963 & ’65 Polaris Submarine Tenders

Con­tributed by Else Mar­tin

The $35 mil­lion con­tract for 2 U. S. Navy Polaris Sub­ma­rine Ten­ders. A vital link in sup­port of the U. S. Navy’s Polaris Weapons Sys­tem. Capa­ble of mak­ing any sub­ma­rine repair, ser­vic­ing and main­tain­ing the nuclear pow­er plants of the Polaris-fir­ing subs.

1963 USS Hol­land (AS-32) Polaris Sub­ma­rine Ten­der (pho­to)
1965 USS Cano­pus (AS-34) Polaris Sub­ma­rine Ten­der

Mississippi Maritime Museum's photo.
Mississippi Maritime Museum's photo.

L-R Fred J. Mayo, Ingalls Pres­i­dent, Capt. John B. Guer­ry, Navy Supv. of Ship­build­ing at Ingalls, and E. R. Ham­mett, Ingalls Senior Vice Pres­i­dent.