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R/V Knorr (AGOR-15)

Robert D. Conrad Class Oceanographic Research Ship:
  • Laid down, 9 August 1967, at Defoe Shipbuilding Co., Bay City MI.
  • Launched, 21 August 1968
  • Delivered to the Navy, 14 January 1970, as R/V Knorr (AGOR-15)
  • Leased to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, April 1970
  • Placed out of service and transferred to Mexico, 14 March 1916 at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Woods Hold, MA.
    Displacement 3,510 t.(lt)
    Length 274 feet
    Beam 52.5'
    Draft 17 feet
    Speed 11 kts.
    Civilian Mariners 22
    Scientists 26
    Range 17,280 NM
    Endurance 60 days
    azimuthing stern thrusters
    Bow Thruster: Azimuthing jet 1,180 SHP
    Ship Service Generators: Three 715 kw 600 VAC

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    R/V Knorr (AGOR-15)
    Knorr 21k R/V Knorr (AGOR-15) underway, date and place unknown. Defoe Shipbuilding Co. web site
    Knorr 22k R/V Knorr (AGOR-15) underway, date and place unknown. University-National Oceanographic
    Laboratory System web site
    Knorr 91k R/V Knorr (AGOR-15) underway, date and place unknown. Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    Knorr 71k R/V Knorr (AGOR-15) entering Grand Harbour, Valetta, Malta in October 2000. Robert Hurst
    Knorr 381k R/V Knorr (AGOR-15) in her berth at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Woods Hole, MA., 26 July 2007.
    Photo by Ben FrantzDale
    Robert Hurst
    Knorr 57k R/V Knorr (AGOR-15) underway, date and location unknown.
    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute photo.
    Robert Hurst
    Knorr 26k R/V Knorr (AGOR-15) working offshore Panama City, Panama in July 2005.
    Photo by Richard Thompson, University of Maryland.
    Robert Hurst
    ARM Rio Tecolutla (B-108)
    Knorr 304k The Mexican flag flies above the deck of R/V Knorr (AGOR-15), now ARM Rio Tecolutla (B-108) after transfer to the Mexican Navy, 14 March 2016, at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Woods Hole MA.
    @copyGene M. Marchand/Enterprise
    "The Falmouth Enterprise"
    Knorr 23k ARM Rio Tecolutla (B-108) under way, date and location unknown. Dave Shirlaw, SeaWaves Press Inc

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