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R/V Gyre (AGOR-21)
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)
Struck from the Naval Register, 17 August 1992
Title transferred to Texas A&M University
Returned to the Maritime Administration in August 2005
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 900 t.(lt) 950 t.(fl)
Speed 11 kts.
Complement 10 civilian mariners, 23 scientific party
Propulsion two Caterpillar 398D diesel engines, reduction gear drive to two Liaaen variable-pitch propellers
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||R/V Gyre underway while in service at Texas A&M University, circa 1980, location unknown.
||Texas A&M University and Department of Oceanography
There is no DANFS history available for Gyre (AGOR-21) at the US Naval Historical Center web site
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Navy Oceanographic Survey Ship (AGOR) Designator Listing
Last Updated 5 December 2010
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