RV Kilo Moana (T-AGOR-26)
Stern of the Kilo Moana
|Owner:||Office of Naval Research|
|Builder:||Atlantic Marine, Mobile, Alabama|
|Laid down:||9 February 2001|
|Launched:||17 November 2001|
|Acquired:||by the U.S. Navy, 3 September 2003; by the University of Hawaii on 3 September 2003|
|Status:||in active service|
|Class and type:||Kilo Moana-class oceanographic research ship|
|Tonnage:||1,407 gross register tons (GRT)|
|Displacement:||2,547 long tons (2,588 t) at 25 ft (7.6 m) draft|
|Tons burthen:||3060 IGT[clarification needed]|
|Length:||186 ft (57 m)|
|Beam:||88 ft (27 m)|
|Draft:||25 ft (7.6 m) (max), 23 ft (7.0 m) (min)|
|Speed:||15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph) (max)|
|Range:||10,000 nmi (19,000 km; 12,000 mi) at 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)|
|Endurance:||50 days Food/Stores/FW|
|Capacity:||fuel: 130,000 US gal (490,000 l; 110,000 imp gal)|
|Crew:||20 plus 28 scientists|
RV Kilo Moana (T-AGOR-26) is a small waterplane area twin hull (SWATH) oceanographic research ship owned by the US Navy and operated by the University of Hawaii as a part of the University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) fleet. She was designed to operate in coastal and blue water areas. The unique SWATH hull-form provides a comfortable, stable platform in high sea conditions.
In January 2012 Kilo Moana began taking on water from a baseball sized hole in her hull.[clarification needed] The crew of the vessel along with the United States Coast Guard were able to temporarily plug the hole and pump out the flooded spaces. She returned to her homeport of Honolulu safely and entered emergency drydock to repair the damaged hull.
Kilo Moana was built by Atlantic Marine Jacksonville, Florida, for the Office of Naval Research. She was laid down on 9 February 2001 and launched on 17 November 2001. On 3 September 2003 Kilo Moana was delivered to the Navy as a Kilo Moana-class oceanographic research ship and leased to the University of Hawaii on the same day.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Kilo Moana (AGOR-26).|
- "UNOLS: Kilo Moana". Retrieved 2012-09-13.