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R/V Atlantis (AGOR-25)

Thomas G. Thompson Class Oceanographic Research Ship:
  • Laid down, 16 August 1994, at Halter Marine Inc., Gulfport, MS.
  • Launched, 1 February 1996
  • Delivered to the Navy, 25 February 1998, as R/V Atlantis (AGOR-25)
  • Operated under charter for the Office of Naval Research by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in February 1998
  • Converted to serve as support ship for the US Navy Deep Submergence Vehicle Alvin in 1997
    Displacement 3,510 t.(lt)
    Length 274 feet
    Beam 52.5'
    Draft 17 feet
    Speed 11 kts.
    Civilian Mariners 22
    Scientists 24
    Deep Submergence Operations Group (Alvin) 12
    SSSG Techs 2
    Range 17,280 NM
    Endurance 60 days
    Azimuthing stern thrusters
    Bow Thruster: Azimuthing jet 1,180 SHP
    Ship Service Generators: Three 715 kw 600 VA

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    Ortolan 382k USS Ortolan (ASR-22), R/V Atlantis (AGOR-25) and Submersible Research Vessel Alvin DSV-2), Fleet Week 1990, New York or Boston. Ron Reeves
    Atlantis 39k R/V Atlantis (AGOR-25) under way in New York Harbor, date unknown. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute web site
    Atlantis 120k R/V Atlantis (AGOR-25) moored pierside at Piraeus Greece, 9 December 2011 Photo by George Haralampides
    Atlantis 953k R/V Atlantis (AGOR-25) in her berth at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Woods Hole MA., date unknown.
    Photo courtesy of Nsendal.
    Robert Hurst
    Atlantis 181k R/V Atlantis (AGOR-25) moored pierside at Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentinia, 4 December 2017. Atlantis is loaded with the cable-controlled Undersea Recovery Vehicle (CURVE-21). CURVE is designed to meet the U.S. Navy's deep ocean salvage requirements down to a maximum depth of 20,000 feet and will be used in support of Argentine Navy efforts to locate the missing submarine ARA San Juan (S-42).
    US Navy photo # 171204-N-HS500-002 COMODORO RIVADAVIA, Argentina (Dec. 4, 2017) by MC2 Christopher Lange
    Lee Wahler

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