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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)
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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||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
||R/V Gyre underway while in service TDI-Brooks International, date and location unknown
||Courtesy TDI-Brooks International
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