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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

Additional Information
Build year:1973
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Rob on Feb 06, 2005 07:40 (12 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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