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

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
National Defense Service Medal

USNS Kellar (T-AGS-25) 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
    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 256k Kellar (AGS-25) running builder's trials, 14 January 1969.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 79137
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    Kellar 115k Kellar (T-AGS-25) under way, circa 1969, location unknown. Boland Machine Mfg Co., photo. Robert Hurst
    Kellar 146k Official model of USNS Kellar (T-AGS-25).
    US National Archives Photo # USN 1144061, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command

    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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