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Service Craft Disposal

Service craft are noncommissioned vessels that provide general support to combatant forces and shore establishments. The Navy’s service craft range in variety from small vessels to cranes and berthing barges and can be found all over the world. As with the Navy’s ships, the Navy Inactive Ships Office (SEA 21I) coordinates the disposal of service craft that have been stricken from the Naval Vessel Register in an effort to eliminate surplus service craft from the Navy’s inventory

When a service craft is removed from service and designated for disposal, SEA 21I works to facilitate its sale through the Exchange/Sale Authority of 40 USC 503 to list the craft for public sale with the General Services Administration (GSA). Revenues from the sale of service craft are returned to the Navy where the funds are used to buy new service craft or environmentally prepare additional craft designated for disposal.

Other service craft may be transferred to a federal or state agency.


Please contact General Services Administration for information on service craft scheduled sales