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SS Regulus (AKR-292)
USNS Regulus (T-AKR-292) (1983 - 2007)
USNS Regulus (T-AK-292) (1981 - 1983)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Lima - Whiskey - Alpha
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
National Defense Service Medal - Southwest Asia Service Medal - Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)

Algol Class (Roll-on/Roll-off Vehicle) Cargo Ship:
  • Laid down as SS Sea-Land Commerce at A.G. Weser, Bremen, Germany, (date unknown)
  • Launched, 1 December 1972
  • Delivered to Sea-Land Services Inc. in 1 March 1973
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 1 May 1982
  • Assigned to MSC as USNS Regulus (T-AK-292)
  • Redesignated Roll-on/Roll-off Vehicle Cargo Ship (T-AKR-292), 1 November 1983
  • USS Regulus (T-AKR-292) was one of the eight Fast Sealift Ships in the Surge Force, assigned to MSC Atlantic
  • Regulus was returned to MARAD custody, 1 October 2007 and laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet Beaumont, TX. in 5-day RRF status (ROS-5)
    Displacement 29,692 t.(lt) 61,987 t.(fl)
    Length 947'
    Beam 106'
    Draft 37'
    Speed 33 kts.
    Complement 43 civilian mariners
    Armament none
    two Foster-Wheeler boilers, 875 psi (61.6kg/cm2), 950°F (510°C)
    two General Electric MST-19 steam turbines
    twin propellers 120,000shp

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    Merchant Service USA Sea-Land Services Inc.
    Regulus 197k Newspaper photo of SS Sea-Land Commerce being delivered at Bremen, Germany in 1973. Gerhard Mueller-Debus
    Regulus 483k SS Sea-Land Commerce at Yokohama, Japan, August 1975. Photo by Gerhard Mueller-Debus
    USNS Regulus (T-AKR-292)
    Regulus is the brightest object in the constellation Leo and one of the brightest stars in the night sky.
    Tommy Trampp
    418k USS Tripoli (LPH-10) moored in the National Steel & Shipbuilding Co. at San Diego, CA. shipyard near USNS Regulus (T-AKR-292) and the 70% completed tanker to hospital ship conversion USNS Mercy (T-AH-19), 27 August 1985. A Spruance-class destroyer also can be seen in the distance.
    Photo by National Steel & Shipbuilding Co.
    Yu Chu
    Regulus 276k USNS Regulus (T-AKR-292) moored at the Norfolk and Western Railway Pier 0, Lambert Point Docks, Norfolk, VA., 29 October 1988.
    US Navy photo
    Bill Gonyo
    Regulus 49k USNS Regulus (T-AKR-292) underway departing San Diego, CA., date unknown.
    US Navy photo
    MSC Web Site
    Regulus 56k USNS Regulus (T-AKR-292) at anchor in the Bay of Gibraltar, 30 November 1993 Photo by Daniel Ferro
    Regulus 263k USNS Regulus (T-AKR-292) offloading a US Marine Logistic Vehicle System (LVS) at Auckland Port, Gladstone, Australia, 17 September 1999, during exercise Crocodile '99 in the Shoalwater Bay Training Area, Queensland, Australia. An M 47 dump truck sits to the right of the ramp.
    US Department of Defense photo # 990917-N-6234S-010, a US Navy photo by PH1 Daniel E. Smith.
    Robert Hurst
    Regulus 272k A container crane loads USNS Regulus (T-AKR-292) with trucks, trailers and other U.S. Marine Corps cargo bound for Operation Iraqi Freedom, 3 April 2008.
    US Navy (MSC) photo
    Robert Hurst
    Denebola 404k USNS Denebola (T-AKR-289) (outboard) with USNS Regulus (T-AKR-292) (inboard) moored pierside at Baltimore, 2 June 2010. Photo by Ramon Jackson
    SS Regulus (AKR-292) MARAD RRF
    Regulus 242k SS Regulus (AKR-292) moored in her berth at in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont TX., 2 November 2014 Photo by Chris Holley

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