USNS Loyal (T-AGOS-22)

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USNS Loyal (T-AGOS-22)
History
United States
Name: USNS Loyal
Owner: Military Sealift Command
Builder: Mc Dermott Shipyards, Morgan City, Louisiana
Laid down: 7 October 1991
Launched: 19 September 1992
Acquired: by the U.S. Navy, 1 July 1993
In service: as USNS Loyal (T-AGOS-22), date unknown
Identification:
Honors and
awards:
National Defense Service Medal
Notes: Currently in service
General characteristics
Type: Victorious-class ocean surveillance ship
Tonnage: 3,100 tons
Tons burthen: 3,384 tons
Length: 235'
Beam: 94'
Draft: 25' (max)
Propulsion: diesel-electric, two shafts, 1,600hp
Speed: 9.6 knots (17.8 km/h; 11.0 mph)
Complement: 19 civilian mariners, 6 sponsors, 0 Navy
Sensors and
processing systems:
both passive and active low frequency sonar arrays
Armament: none

USNS Loyal (T-AGOS-22) is a Victorious-class ocean surveillance ship acquired by the U.S. Navy in 1993 and assigned to the Navy’s Special Missions Program.

Built and Particulars[edit]

Loyal was built by Mc Dermott Shipyards, Morgan City, Louisiana. She was laid down on 7 October 1991 and launched 19 September 1992 and was delivered to the Navy on 1 July 1993 which assigned her to the Military Sealift Command (MSC) Special Missions Program.

Vessel particulars -

FPO AE 09577-4018

IMO Number : 892664000

Callsign : NLYL

MMSI : 367835000[1]

Mission[edit]

The mission of Loyal is to directly support the Navy by using passive sonar arrays to detect and track undersea threats.

Operational history[edit]

The USS Loyal used Sasebo as a base in 2011, and was deployed in the Pacific Ocean. She called Sasebo in January 2011 and Subic bay (Philippines) in April 2012

Honors and awards[edit]

Loyal personnel are qualified for the following medals:

Note[edit]

There is no journal entry on Loyal at DANFS.

References[edit]