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FAST Gear

 FAST gear, USS Haleakala (AE-25)

FAST (Fully Automatic Shuttle Transfer) system was installed on the USS PYRO (AE-24) at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard, San Francisco California during a yard period the summer of 1963. She was to be the first ship with FAST gear.

FAST stations were permanently installed to transfer missiles quickly.



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