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USNS Zeus (T-ARC-7)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Tango - Mike
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
National Defense Service Medal - Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon

Zeus Class Cable Laying and Repair Ship:
  • Laid down, 1 June 1981, at National Steel and Shipbuilding Corp., San Diego, CA.
  • Launched, 30 October 1982
  • Delivered to the US Navy, 19 March 1984
  • Assigned to the Military Sealift Command (MSC) and placed in service as USNS Zeus (ARC-7)
  • USNS Zeus is assigned to MSC Atlantic Special Mission Support Force
    Displacement 9,110 t.(lt) 15,700 t.(fl)
    Length 513'
    Beam 73'
    Draft 26'
    Speed 15 kts.
    51 Civilian Mariners
    6 Navy
    32 Scientific Party
    Armament none
    Propulsion Diesel-electric, twin shafts, two forward and two aft side thrusters
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    Zeus 319k USNS Zeus (T-ARC-7) under way, date and location unknown Tommy Trampp
    Zeus 52k USNS Zeus (T-ARC-7) at anchor, date and location unknown
    US Navy photo
    MSC web site
    Zeus 82k USNS Zeus (T-ARC-7) under way, date and location unknown Federation of American Scientists web site
    Zeus 1199k USNS Zeus (T-ARC-7) under way, circa 3 April 2008, location unknown.
    US Navy (MSC) photo
    Robert Hurst
    Zeus 94k USNS Zeus (T-ARC-7) under way in the harbor at Norfolk, circa 2008 enroute to a local shipyard for an overhaul. Mabel Clark
    Zeus 89k USNS Zeus (T-ARC-7) underway in the harbor at Norfolk, circa 2008 after completing a yard period at a local shipyard. Mabel Clark
    Zeus 81k
    Zeus 35k

    USNS Zeus (T-ARC-7)
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