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  • T-AFS-8 USNS Sirius

    US US Navy

    1966 to 1982 - UK Royal Fleet Auxiliary - Ness class A339 RFA Lyness    



    1981 to 2005    



    T-AFS-8 USNS Sirius

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    Call Sign: NPGA


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    History of UK Ness class A339 RFA Lyness

    1964-dec-7Ordered
    1965-apr-1Laid downUKSwan Hunter (Low Walker), Yard No. 2016
    1966-apr-7Launched
    1966-dec-22Commissionedto replace RFA Duquesne.
    1969-jul-26DeploymentUKTorbay Fleet Review: Ships of the Western Fleet Present at Ships of the Western Fleet review in Torbay.
    1970-aug-29Port VisitUKHMD Devonport Navy Days 1970 Ship open to visitors at Plymouth Navy Days 1970.
    1976-aug-28Port VisitUKHMD Devonport Navy Days 1976 Ship open to visitors at Plymouth Navy Days 1976.
    1981Decommissioned
    1981-jan-18Fate: transferedto US Sealift Command as Sirius

    History of US T-AFS-8 USNS Sirius

    1981-jan-18Commissioned
    2005-jul-1Decommissioned
    2005-jul-1Fate: transferedto Texas Maritime Academy as Texas Clipper III

    Specifications

       

        from Sirius class
    170crew
    10205light (tn)
    16880full load (tn)
    159length (m)
    22beam (m)
    7.90draught (m)
    18max speed (knots)
    1Naval Engine diesel

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