USS Pyro was a U.S. Navy Nitro-class
ammunition ship. The ship was laid down on October 21, 1957, by
Bethlehem-Sparrows Point Shipyard in Sparrows Point, Maryland. It was
launched November 5, 1958, and commissioned on July 24, 1959 at Norfolk
Naval Shipyard, Norfolk, Virginia.
Pyro was the fourth of a new
class of ammunition ships designed from the hull up for carrying and
transferring the latest in munitions and guided missiles at sea.
had a long and successful career and earned the Navy Unit Commendation
ribbon for its outstanding performance in servicing the U.S. Navy’s
Seventh Fleet during the Vietnam War.
In early 1994, USS Pyro was decommissioned. The vessel was placed into the Maritime Administration’s Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet in Benicia, California on August 17, 2000.
On January 24, 2012, Pyro was removed from the fleet after it had been sold for dismantlement.
Vessel Name History
||8/17/2000||Entered Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet as a US Navy asset|
||2/24/2001||MARAD accepted title for disposal.|
Cleared Historic Review
||6/21/2005||California SHPO cleared the ship for disposal on this date.|
||1/25/2006||Sinkex Preparations IAW Contract #N00140-03C-A002|
||3/3/2006||Returned from Sinkex Preparations|
||1/24/2012||Vessel sold for dismantlement|
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