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  • 1981    

    Support Ship Sirius class

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


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    10205light (tn)
    16880full load (tn)
    159length (m)
    22beam (m)
    7.90draught (m)
    18max speed (knots)
    1Naval Engine diesel


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        Typical Max
    US US Navy B-V 107M H-46 Sea Knight 22
    US US Navy Sikorsky S-70 H-60 02
    US US Navy SNIA SA330 Puma 10

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    USUS NavyT-AFS-8USNS SiriusNPGA19812005
    USUS NavyT-AFS-9USNS SpicaNMJG19812008
    USUS NavyT-AFS-10USNS SaturnNADH19832009

    3 units


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    1981-jan-18CommissionedUS T-AFS-8 USNS Sirius
    1981-nov-1CommissionedUS T-AFS-9 USNS Spica
    1983-jan-1CommissionedUS T-AFS-10 USNS Saturn
    1983-octRefitUS T-AFS-10 USNS Saturn Added hangars to enable 2x Chinook operations.
    1987-oct-22AircraftUS T-AFS-9 USNS Spica HH-46 152518 accident
    1995AircraftUS T-AFS-10 USNS Saturn Mediterranean deployment 1995-96 with HC-6 Det 2 embarked.
    2005-jul-1DecommissionedUS T-AFS-8 USNS Sirius
    2005-jul-1Fate: transferedUS T-AFS-8 USNS Sirius to Texas Maritime Academy as Texas Clipper III
    2008-jan-28DecommissionedUS T-AFS-9 USNS Spica
    2009-apr-6DecommissionedUS T-AFS-10 USNS Saturn Deactivated
    2010-oct-27Fate: sunkUS 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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