USNS Sioux (T-ATF-171)
USNS Sioux (T-ATF-171) entering Yokosuka Naval Base, 1984
|Name:||USNS Sioux (T-ATF-171)|
|Namesake:||The Sioux, a Native American people|
|Builder:||Marinette Marine Corporation, Marinette, Wisconsin|
|Laid down:||22 March 1979|
|Launched:||15 November 1980|
|Acquired:||1 May 1981|
|Status:||in active service, as of 2014[update]|
|Class & type:||Powhatan-class fleet ocean tug|
|Displacement:||1,387 long tons (1,409 t) light
2,000 long tons (2,032 t) full
|Length:||226 ft (69 m)|
|Beam:||42 ft (13 m)|
|Draft:||15 ft (4.6 m)|
|Installed power:||5.73 megawatts (4,280 horsepower) sustained|
|Propulsion:||2 × General Motors EMD 20-645F7B diesel engines, two shafts; bow thruster, 300 hp (224 kW)|
|Speed:||14.5 knots (26.9 km/h; 16.7 mph)|
|Complement:||16 civilians plus 4 U.S. Navy personnel (communications unit)|
Sioux was laid down on 22 March 1979 by the Marinette Marine Corporation at Marinette, Wisconsin. Launched on 15 November 1980 and delivered to the U.S. Navy on 1 May 1981, Sioux was assigned to the Pacific Fleet of Military Sealift Command (MSC), and placed in non-commissioned service as USNS Sioux (T-ATF-171) in 1981. Although stationed primarily at San Diego, California, Sioux frequently operates from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, San Francisco, California and Bremerton, Washington.
Sioux is in active service.
- This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain. The entry can be found here.
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