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USNS Kellar (T-AGS-25)
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USS Kellar(AGS-25)


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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National Defense Service Medal



USNS Kellar (T-AGS-10) was transferred to Portugal
Kellar Class Hydrographic Survey Ship:
  • Laid down, 20 November 1962, at Marietta Manufacturing. Co., Point Pleasant, W.WA.
  • Launched, 30 July; 1964
  • Transferred to Boland Machine Mfg. Co., New Orleans, La. for completion, 30 July 1966
  • Delivered to the Navy, 31 January 1969
  • Commissioned USS Kellar (AGS-25), date unknown
  • Decommissioned and placed in service with the Military Sealift Command (MSC) as USNS Kellar (T-AGS-25)
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Transferred under the Security Assistance Program (SAP), to Portugal, 11 February 1988
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 1,320
    Length 209'
    Beam 39'
    Draft 14
    Speed 17 kts.
    Complement 26
    Armament none
    Propulsion Diesel

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    Kellar 50k Kellar (AGS-25) capsized in the Mississippi River at New Orleans, a victim of Hurricane Betsy in September 1965.
    US Navy photo from DANFS.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    Kellar 96k Kellar (AGS-25) during salvage operations to raise her from the bottom of the Mississippi River, after capsizing and sinking during Hurricane Betsy in September 1965, at New Orleans, LA.
    US Navy photo from DANFS.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    Kellar 76k USNS Kellar (T-AGS-25) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from DANFS.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.

    USS Kellar (AGS-25 / USNS Kellar (T-AGS-25)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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