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SS Denebola (AKR-289)
International Radio Call Sign:
USNS Denebola (T-AKR-289) (1982 - 2007)
USNS Denebola (T-AK-289) (1981 - 1982)
November - Oscar - Sierra - Papa
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 as SS Sea-Land Resource at Rotterdamsche D.D.Mij N.V., Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Launched, 1 November 1973
Delivered to Sea-Land Steamship Co., 1 December 1973
Acquired by the US Navy in 1981
Assigned to the Military Sealift Command (MSC)
Placed in service as Cargo Ship USNS Denebola (T-AK-289), (date unknown)
Redesignated Roll-on/Roll-off Vehicle Cargo Ship (T-AKR-289) September 1982
USNS Denebola (T-AKR-289) was one of the eight Fast Sealift Ships in the Surge Force, assigned to MSC Atlantic
Denebola was returned to MARAD custody in 5-day RRF status, 1 October 2007
Displacement 29,692 t.(lt) 61,987 t.(fl)
Speed 33 kts.
Complement 43 civilian mariners
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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||USNS Denebola (T-AKR-289) underway, date and location unknown.
||MSC web site
||USNS Denebola (T-AKR-289) at anchor in the Bay of Gibraltar, 18 October 1993.
||Photo by Daniel Ferro
||USNS Denebola (T-AKR-289) moored, date and location unknown.
||Photo by Peter Westdijk the Netherlands
||USNS Denebola (T-AKR-289) (outboard) with USNS Regulus (T-AKR-292) (inboard) moored pierside at Baltimore, 2 June 2010.
||Photo by Ramon Jackson
There is no DANFS history available for USNS Denebola (T-AKR-289) at Navsource
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
US Navy Fact File - Fast Sealift Ships - T-AKR
Last Updated 15 October 2010
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