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SS Algol (AKR-287)
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USNS Algol (T-AKR-287) (1982 - 2007)
USNS Algol (T-AK-287) (1981 - 1982)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Alpha - Mike - Whiskey
NAMW
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
National Defense Service Medal - Southwest Asia Service Medal - Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)


Algol Class Fast Sealift Ship (Roll-on/Roll-off Vehicle Cargo Ship):
  • Laid down 1 November 1971; as SS Sea-Land Exchange at Rotterdamsche D.D.Mij N.V., Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  • Launched, 1 September 1972
  • Delivered to Sea-Land Steamship Co., 1 May 1973
  • Acquired by the US Navy in October 1981
  • Assigned to the Military Sealift Command (MSC)
  • Placed in service as Cargo Ship USNS Algol (T-AK-287), (date unknown)
  • Redesignated Roll-on/Roll-off Vehicle Cargo Ship (T-AKR-287) September 1982
  • USNS Algol (T-AKR-287) was one of the eight Fast Sealift Ships in the Surge Force, assigned to MSC Atlantic
  • Algol was returned to MARAD custody, 1 October 2007, and berthed at Alameda, CA. in 5-day RRF status (ROS-5)
    Specifications:
    Displacement 29,692 t.(lt) 61,987 t.(fl)
    Length 947'
    Beam 106'
    Draft 37'
    Speed 33 kts.
    Complement 43 civilian mariners
    Armament none
    Propulsion
    two Foster-Wheeler boilers, 875 psi (61.6kg/cm2); 950°F (510°C)
    two General Electric MST-19 steam turbines
    twin propellers, 120,000shp
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    Commercial Service
    Algol 59k Sea-Land Steamship Co.'s.SS Sea-Land Exchange underway, date and location unknown.
    Photos courtesy www.photoship.co.uk/
    Mike Hibbard
    USNS Algol (T-AKR-287)
    Algol 80k USNS Algol (T-AKR-287) underway at sea, 1984, probably while running her post-conversion trials.
    US Navy photo # NH 96657
    US Naval Historical Center
    Algol 326k USNS Algol (T-AKR-287) in port Antwerp, Belgium, 1 September 1984 while unloading equipment during Exercise REFORGER '84..
    Department of Defense photo # DA-ST-85-12944 ANTWERP, Belgium (11 September 1984), a US Army photo now in the collections of Defense Imagery.mil
    Robert M. Cieri
    Algol 54k USNS Algol (T-AKR-287) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Federation of American Scientists web site
    Algol 168k USNS Algol (T-AKR-287) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Federation of American Scientists web site
    Algol 32k USNS Algol (T-AKR-287) at Hampton Roads, VA., date unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Federation of American Scientists web site
    Algol 76k USNS Algol (T-AKR-287) at anchor, off-loading vehicles and equipment, date unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Federation of American Scientists web site
    Algol 72k USNS Algol (T-AKR-287) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    MSC web site
    Algol 64k USNS Algol (T-AKR-287) in the Bay of Gibraltar, 4 October 1993. Photo by Daniel Ferro
    Algol 64k USNS Algol (T-AKR-287) underway, date and location unknown. Photo by Peter Westdijk the Netherlands

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    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    US Navy Fact File - Fast Sealift Ships - T-AKR
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    Last Updated 4 September 2009