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R/V Kilo Moana (AGOR-26)

Kilo Moana Class Oceanographic Research Ship:
  • Laid down, 9 February 2001, by Atlantic Marine, Mobile, AL., for the Office of Naval Research
  • Launched, 17 November 2001
  • Delivered to the Navy, 3 September 2003
  • Leased to the University of Hawaii, 3 September 2003
  • Placed in service as R/V Kilo Moana (AGOR-26)
  • Current Disposition, active research vessel
    Displacement 1996 t.(lt) 2542 t.(fl)
    Length 186'
    Beam 88'
    Draft 25'
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 21 civilian mariners, 27 scientific party
    Propulsion two Caterpillar 398D diesel engines, reduction gear drive to two Liaaen variable-pitch propellers

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    Kilo Moana 104k R/V Kilo Moana underway, date and location unknown. University of Hawaii
    Kilo Moana 109k R/V Kilo Moana underway, date and location unknown. University of Hawaii
    Kilo Moana 66k R/V Kilo Moana in her berth at the University of Hawaii, date unknown. University of Hawaii
    Kilo Moana 2348k The Office of Naval Research small waterplane area twin-hull oceanographic research ship R/V Kilo Moana takes part in the second Radiance in a Dynamic Ocean (RaDyO) program, an at-sea research experiment in Honolulu. Twenty-five researchers from the US, Canada, Poland and Australia participated in the RaDyO experiment. Results from this project are expected to enhance our knowledge of imaging through the air-sea interface and through-the-surface optical communications.
    US Navy photo # 090814-N-0000X-001 HONOLULU (Aug. 14, 2009)
    Lee Wahler
    Kilo Moana 37k Stern view of R/V Kilo Moana at sea, date and location unknown. Note the large green A-frame on the deck that is used to deploy and recover oceanographic instruments and gear.
    NOAA photo
    Robert Hurst
    Yukon 210k USAV General Brehon B. Somervell (LSV-3), >RV Kilo Moana (T-AGOR-26) and USNS Yukon (T-AO-202) under repair at Mare Island Dry Dock, 9 March 2017. Photo by Darryl Baker

    There is no DANFS history available for R/V Kilo Moana (AGOR-26) at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
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    University of Hawaii Marine Operations - R/V Kilo Moana (AGOR-26)
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