The USS Canopus (AS-34) was a submarine tender primarily serving Atlantic Fleet Nuclear Powered Ballistic Missle Submarines (SSBN). During her 29 years of active service, she was based in Holyloch Scotland, Rota Spain, Charleston SC, & Kings Bay, GA. Canopus was decommisioned in 1994 at Kings Bay Ga. She was stricken in 1995 at Portsmouth, VA. She remained part of the MARAD reserve fleet located in the James River near Ft. Eustis, Virginia until Oct. 16, 2003. Canopus then embarked on her final journey across the Atlantic Ocean, under tow. On Nov. 27, 2003, Canopus arrived at the Able Shipbreakers at Teeside, UK. She remained intact until June 2010.
USS Canopus (AS-34)
This website was created in 2000. It was designed and is maintained by Milton Smith. I joined the crew in July 1979 as an ETSA. I served as part of the Antenna Repair Shop (X67H) of the Electronic Repair Division (R-4). I left the ship as an ET3 in June 1981. I created this site for the enjoyment of all past crew members! Over the past 13 years, many former Canopus sailors have contributed pictures to this site. It has been solely funded by me since it's inception.
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This page was last updated on: September 10, 2020
USS Canopus print by former crew member Thomas Denton. Tom is an artist who specializes in Submarine Watercolor prints. You can purchase this print or many others from Tom at http://www.submarineart.com