USNS Gyre (T-AGOR-21)
|Builder:||Todd Seattle Halter Marine, Moss Point, Mississippi|
|Laid down:||9 October 1972|
|Launched:||23 May 1973|
|Acquired:||by the U.S. Navy, 14 November 1973|
|In service:||as R/V Gyre (T-AGOR-21), date not known|
|Out of service:||17 August 1992|
|Struck:||17 August 1992|
|Fate:||returned to the U.S. Maritime Administration; fate unknown|
|Status:||Active research vessel with TDI-Brooks Intl since 2005|
|Notes:||had been leased to Texas A&M University School of Oceanography, date unknown|
|Type:||Gyre-class oceanographic research ship|
|Tons burthen:||950 tons|
|Propulsion:||two Caterpillar Inc. 398D diesel engines, reduction gear drive to two Liaaen variable-pitch propellers|
|Complement:||10 civilian mariners, 23 scientific party|
USNS Gyre (T-AGOR-21) – also known as R/V Gyre -- was the lead ship of her class of oceanographic research ships acquired by the U.S. Navy in 1973. She was transferred to the School of Oceanography at Texas A&M University for ocean research work, and eventually returned to the Navy, being struck in 1992.
Built at Moss Point, Mississippi
Gyre was built in Moss Point, Mississippi, by Todd Seattle Halter Marine, and was laid down on 9 October 1972 and launched on 23 May 1973. She was delivered to the Navy 14 November 1973 and placed in service as USNS Gyre (T-AGOR-21).
Gyre was leased to the Texas A&M University School of Oceanography.
History of operations
There is no record of the experiments or other underwater research work performed by this vessel.
There is no history of Gyre's operations in DANFS.
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