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R/V Gyre (AGOR-21)

International Radio Call Sign:
Yankee - Juliet - Tango - Xray - Five
Gyre Class Oceanographic Research Ship:
  • Laid down, 9 October 1972, at Todd Seattle Halter Marine, Moss Point, MS.
  • Launched, 23 May 1973
  • Delivered to the Navy, 14 November 1973
  • Leased to Texas A&M University School of Oceanography, date unknown
  • Placed in service as R/V Gyre (AGOR-21)
  • Rebuilt in 1984
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 17 August 1992
  • Title transferred to Texas A&M University
  • Returned to the Maritime Administration in August 2005
  • Sold, date unknown, to TDI Brooks International, reflagged Vanuatu
  • Current Disposition, available for hire
    Displacement 239 t.(lt) 798 t.(fl)
    Length 165'
    Beam 36'
    Draft 15'
    Speed 11 kts.
    10 civilian mariners
    23 scientific party
    two Caterpillar 398D Diesel engines
    Reduction gear drive to two Liaaen variable-pitch propellers

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    Gyre 64k R/V Gyre under way while in service at Texas A&M University, circa 1980, location unknown. Texas A&M University and Department of Oceanography
    Gyre 344k R/V Gyre underway while in service TDI-Brooks International, date and location unknown Courtesy TDI-Brooks International

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