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MV Carolyn Chouest

International Radio Call Sign:
Whiskey - Charlie - Papa - Five - Six - Two - Eight
Chouest Class Deep Submarine/Submersible support Vessel:
  • Built by North American Shipbuilding, Larose, LA, for Edison Chouest Offshore
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered, June 1994
  • Leased to the US Navy Military Sealift Command, contractor operated and controlled
  • MV Carolyn Chouest provides submarine/submersible support, rescue and salvage services
    Displacement 1,599 t. (fl)
    Length 238'
    Beam 52'
    Draft 17'
    Speed 17 kts.
    15 civilian plus mission crew
    Armament none
    two 12-cylinder Caterpiller Diesel engines, 10,800 hp (8,100 KW)
    two variable-pitch Kort Nozzles

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    Carolyn Chouest 83k MV Carolyn Chouest under way, location unknown. MV Carolyn Chouest is a chartered submarine support ship for the United States Navy assigned to the Special Missions Program to support NR-1, the deep submergence craft. She towed NR-1 between work areas, served as a floating supply warehouse and provided quarters for extra crew until the NR-1 was removed from service in 2009.
    US Navy (MSC) photo
    Robert Hurst

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