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USNS Denebola TAKR289 - IMO 7325253

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Photographer:Tom Turner [View profile]Title:USNS Denebola TAKR289Added:Jul 02, 2005
Photo Category: Auxiliaries
USA-Navy. Algol Class Fast Sea Lift Ship. There are only 8 of these ships in the fleet. This one is likely the Denebola. Seen here at former Navy Homeport New York/Staten Island. This ship appeared to lay idle at a New Jersey Naval facility for years, then moved to Staten Island, where it spent many months if not years. Some maintenance work appeared to be done and cargo loaded. One day it was replaced by a nearly identical ship and then possibly another in the months prior to Second Gulf War (coincidence, I don't know). In the background is the The Big Red Boat Cruise Line which had been seized due to creditors foreclosing.
Vessel Identification
Pennant no.:TAKR289
Technical Data
Vessel type:Logistics Naval Vessel
Gross tonnage:48,632 tons
Summer DWT:25,573 tons
Length:288 m
Beam:32 m
Draught:9.6 m

Additional Information
Build year:1973
AIS Information
Last known position:
39°16’25.79” N, 76°35’10.51” W
Speed, course (heading):
0kts, 280° (24°)
Arrival:22nd Dec 2017
10:00:42 UTC
Last update:
4 months 1 day ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2017 December 22nd, 10:00:58 UTCBaltimore
2017 December 22nd, 10:00:42 UTCBaltimore
2017 December 22nd, 10:00:33 UTCBaltimore
2016 December 22nd, 10:00:40 UTCBaltimore
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Steven Collingwood on Jan 22, 2018 14:32 (4 months ago)
They were recently "down graded" from MSC status to MARAD status. They are converted form Sealand fast container ships and kept in readiness for rapid deployment. While somewhat uneconomical to operate, their advantage is the ability to move large numbers of heavy combat vehicles at 30+ knots speed.
Rob on Feb 06, 2005 07:40 (13 years ago)
Nice pic Tom. This is indeed a Navy vessel. It is an Algol Class Fast Sea Lift Ship. There are only 8 of these ships in the fleet. This one may be the Denebola, but its hard to tell.
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