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11 January 2011 - It is with regret that I announce that according to the February 2010 report to Congress by the Director, Warfare Integration, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations both the USS Simon Lake (AS 33) and USS McKee (AS 41) have been designated for dismantling. That is all that I am aware of now but if I hear any updated informationn I will post it here at the USS McKee AS-41 website

06 January 2010 - I have seen several comments about image file sizes not being large enough for your pictures. Please read this update about uploading your pictures and their sizess.

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Milestone Alert: USS Mckee AS-41 alumni celebrated the 33rd anniversary of the setting of the first watch aboard the Mckee when the US Navy took possession of the ship from Lockheed Shipbuilding and Construction Company on 27 July 1981.

Milestone Alert: USS Mckee AS-41 alumni are celebrating their 33rd anniversary of the commissioning of the Mckee on the 15th of August 1981. Happy anniversary Mckee Plankowners!

Milestone Alert: Remembering the decommissioning on 1 October 1999 of the USS Mckee AS-41 which is now laid up at NISMF, Portsmouth, VA.


Welcome to The USS McKee AS-41 Gathering Place

Wanted! Wanted! Wanted!

Former USS McKee Crewmember to take over administration for the USS Mckee Website.

Shipmate must be knowlegeable of Joomla Board Administration.

If intersted:

Contact Ray Here

The New USS Mckee AS-41 Community Portal is now online. Here, you will find a constant source of information about the latest information about the upcoming first ever Reunion for all former USS Mckee As-41 Crew Members.

The New USS Mckee AS-41 Community promises will provide an interesting an interactive overview of what former USS Mckee AS-41 crew members are doing with feature articles written by former crew members and the latest information on what former crew members are doing these days.

Here former Crew Members of the USS Mckee AS-41 can come together and meet with old and new shipmates. This web site is for Officers, Chief Warrant Officers, Chief Petty Officer's, Petty Officers and other Enlisted personnel who were stationed aboard the USS McKee AS-41. It is for those who are still on active duty, in the Reserve, Retired or those that completed their active service.

This web site is intended for former McKee Crew members to be able to sign up in our Crews Log, use our Locator Service, engage in a little chat in our Chat Room or view our photo album and even contribute your own favorite photos. New services will be added as time goes by.

Ray Plumlee
LCDR, USN (Ret.)
(Mckee R-1 Division Officer 81 - 83)
Plank Owner


Last Updated (Monday, 05 October 2009 11:29)

USS McKee AS-41 Reunion Planning Status

Ken Hoss, who is helping to get the first reunion off the ground, called for closing the members only poll for where to hold the first reunion to close on 16 Sept. Read this > >>

To view the final poll results go here > > >

We are looking for volunteers to help us get the first reunion off the ground. The first reunion is tentatively planned for August 13th through the August 16th 2010 in Seattle, Washington. For information on how to volunteer please go here >>>

This article space is reserved for all the latest news about where, when and how the first, and any future USS McKee AS-41 reunions will be held.