USNS Gyre (T-AGOR-21)

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History
United States
Name: USS Gyre
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
General characteristics
Type: Gyre-class oceanographic research ship
Tonnage: 900 tons
Tons burthen: 950 tons
Length: 165'
Beam: 36'
Draft: 15'
Propulsion: two Caterpillar Inc. 398D diesel engines, reduction gear drive to two Liaaen variable-pitch propellers
Speed: 11 knots
Complement: 10 civilian mariners, 23 scientific party
Armament: none

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[edit]

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).

University assignment[edit]

Gyre was leased to the Texas A&M University School of Oceanography.

History of operations[edit]

There is no record of the experiments or other underwater research work performed by this vessel.

Note[edit]

There is no history of Gyre's operations in DANFS.

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