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SS Pollux (AKR-290)
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USNS Pollux (T-AKR-290) (1982 - 2007)
USNS Pollux (T-AK-290) (1981 - 1982)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Mike - Victor - Golf
NMVG
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 Market at A.G. Weser, Bremen, Germany, (date unknown)
  • Launched, 1 May 1973
  • Delivered to Sea-Land Steamship Co., 1 September 1973
  • Acquired by the US Navy in 1981
  • Assigned to the Military Sealift Command (MSC)
  • Placed in service as Cargo Ship USNS Pollux (T-AK-290), date unknown
  • Redesignated Roll-on/Roll-off Vehicle Cargo Ship (T-AKR-290) in September 1982
  • USNS Pollux (T-AKR-290) was one of the eight Fast Sealift Ships in the Surge Force, assigned to MSC Atlantic
  • Pollux was returned to MARAD custody, 1 October 2007 and laid up in Philadelphia 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
    Pollux 48k SS Sea-Land Market arriving at Bremerhaven, Germany in August 1976. Photo by Gerhard Mueller-Debus
    Pollux 77k Sea-Land Steamship Co.'s.SS Sea-Land Market underway, date and location unknown.
    Photos courtesy www.photoship.co.uk/
    Mike Hibbard
    Pollux 118k
    USNS Pollux (T-AKR-290)
    Pollux 144k USNS Pollux (T-AKR-290) at anchor, off-loading vehicles and equipment, date and location unknown. MSC web site
    Pollux 397k USNS Pollux (T-AKR-290) anchored in the harbor off the Port of Pusan, South Korea, 19 October 1998. USNS Pollux is loading vehicles onto an Army Logistics Support Vessel (LSV) which will then transport the vehicles from Pollux to Pier 8 at the Port of Pusan.
    US Department of Defense photo # 981019-A-6207H-530, a US Army Signal Corps photo by SPC Christina Anne Horn.
    Robert Hurst
    Pollux 45k USNS Pollux (T-AKR-290) at anchor in the Bay of Gibraltar, 21 November 1995 Photo by Daniel Ferro
    Pollux 56k USNS Pollux (T-AKR-290) at anchor in the Bay of Gibraltar, 21 November 1995 Photo by Peter Westdijk, the Netherlands
    Pollux 72k USNS Pollux (T-AKR-290) moored at Norfolk & Western Railroad's Lambert Point Pier # O on the Elizabeth River, at Norfolk, VA., 13 May 2000.
    US Navy photo # 000513-N-4912M-022, by Don S. Montgomery, from the collections of the Defense Visual Information Center.
    Bill Gonyo
    SS Pollux (AKR-290) MARAD RRF
    Pollux 101k SS Pollux (AKR-290) in drydock at the former Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, now Penn Ship, 11 February 2009 Photos by Ed Zajkowski
    Pollux 89k
    Pollux 81k
    Pollux 94k

    There is no DANFS history available for USNS Pollux (T-AKR-290) at Navsource
    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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