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USNS Zeus (T-ARC-7)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Tango - Mike
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
National Defense Service Medal - Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon

Zeus Class Cable Laying and Repair Ship:
  • Laid down, 1 June 1981, at National Steel and Shipbuilding Corp., San Diego, CA.
  • Launched, 30 October 1982
  • Delivered to the US Navy, 19 March 1984
  • Assigned to the Military Sealift Command (MSC) and placed in service as USNS Zeus (T-ARC-7)
  • USNS Zeus is assigned to MSC Atlantic Special Mission Support Force
    Displacement 9,110 t.(lt) 15,700 t.(fl)
    Length 513'
    Beam 73'
    Draft 26'
    Speed 15 kts.
    51 Civilian Mariners
    6 Navy
    32 Scientific Party
    Armament none
    Propulsion Diesel-electric, twin shafts, two forward and two aft side thrusters
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    246k Launching of Zeus (ARC-7), 30 October 1982, at National Steel and Shipbuilding Corp., San Diego, CA., The ship was Christened by Mrs. Edwin Neese, wife of the Attorney General of the United States.
    General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co, (NASSCO) photos
    Dale Hargrave
    386k USNS Zeus (T-ARC-7) underway during sea trials, 24 October 1983.
    U.S. DefenseImagery photo VIRIN: DN-SN-84-05433
    Robert Hurst
    Zeus 319k USNS Zeus (T-ARC-7) underway, date and location unknown Tommy Trampp
    Zeus 52k USNS Zeus (T-ARC-7) at anchor, date and location unknown
    US Navy photo
    MSC web site
    Zeus 82k USNS Zeus (T-ARC-7) under way, date and location unknown Federation of American Scientists web site
    Zeus 1199k USNS Zeus (T-ARC-7) under way, circa 3 April 2008, location unknown.
    US Navy (MSC) photo
    Robert Hurst
    Zeus 94k USNS Zeus (T-ARC-7) under way in the harbor at Norfolk, circa 2008 enroute to a local shipyard for an overhaul. Mabel Clark
    Zeus 89k USNS Zeus (T-ARC-7) underway in the harbor at Norfolk, circa 2008 after completing a yard period at a local shipyard. Mabel Clark
    Zeus 81k
    Zeus 35k

    USNS Zeus (T-ARC-7)
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