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R/V Moana Wave (AGOR-22)

Gyre Class Oceanographic Research Ship:
  • Laid down, 10 October 1972, at Todd Seattle Halter Marine, Moss Point, MS.
  • Launched, 18 June 1973
  • Delivered to the Navy, 6 January 1974
  • Leased to the University of Hawaii, date unknown
  • Placed in service as R/V Moana Wave (AGOR-22)
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 30 May 1999
  • Retired by the University of Hawaii and sold to Ahtna Inc in 1999 for $50,000 and operated under the Ocean Services LLC subsidiary
  • Current Disposition, leasable through Ocean Service LLC for research
    Displacement 900 t.(lt) 950 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 28k R/V Moana Wave underway, date and location unknown. Ocean Services LLC

    There is no DANFS history available for R/V Moana Wave (AGOR-22) at the US Naval Historical Center web site
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