US Sirius class

UK Ness class

Support Ship


Support Ship Sirius class

Former Royal Fleet Auxiliary Combat Stores Ships purchased by the United States Military Sealift Command (USMSC)


10205light (tn)
16880full load (tn)
159length (m)
22beam (m)
7.90draught (m)
18max speed (knots)

1Naval Engine diesel

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19812005USUS NavyT-AFS-8USNS Sirius NPGA
19812008USUS NavyT-AFS-9USNS Spica NMJG
19832009 sunk 2010USUS NavyT-AFS-10USNS Saturn NADH

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1981-jan-18CommissionedCommissioned US T-AFS-8 USNS Sirius
1981-nov-01CommissionedCommissioned US T-AFS-9 USNS Spica
1983-jan-01CommissionedCommissioned US T-AFS-10 USNS Saturn
1983-octRefitRefit US T-AFS-10 USNS Saturn Added hangars to enable 2x Chinook operations.
1987-oct-22AircraftAircraft US T-AFS-9 USNS Spica HH-46 152518 accident
1995AircraftAircraft US T-AFS-10 USNS Saturn Mediterranean deployment 1995-96 with HC-6 Det 2 embarked.
2005-jul-01DecommissionedDecommissioned US T-AFS-8 USNS Sirius
2005-jul-01Fate: transferedFate: transfered US T-AFS-8 USNS Sirius to Texas Maritime Academy as Texas Clipper III
2008-jan-28DecommissionedDecommissioned US T-AFS-9 USNS Spica
2009-apr-06DecommissionedDecommissioned US T-AFS-10 USNS Saturn Deactivated
2010-oct-27Fate: sunkFate: sunk US T-AFS-10 USNS Saturn sunk by sea and air assets of the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group in a Sinkex off North Carolina

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