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Photographer:Michael Martin [View profile]Title:USNS GRASP TARS51Added:Sep 22, 2006
Captured:IMO:8434324Hits:2,678
Location:Brownsville, United States
Photo Category: Auxiliaries
Description:
The USNS Grasp enters the Port of Brownsville, towing the USS Des Moines.

Pertinent Information:
USS GRASP is the second ship in the SAFEGUARD - class of Rescue and Salvage Ships. Transfered to the Military Sealift Command on January 19, 2006, the GRASP subsequently underwent a shipyard period for conversion for operation by civilian mariners.
Keel Laid: March 20, 1983
Launched: May 21, 1984
Commissioned: December 14, 1985
Decommissioned: January 19, 2006
MSC "in service": January 19, 2006
Builder: Peterson, Sturgeon Bay
Propulsion system: four Caterpillar 399 Diesel Engines
Propellers: two
Length: 255 feet (77.7 meters)
Beam: 50 feet (15.2 meters)
Draft: 15.5 feet (4.7 meters)
Displacement: approx. 3,200 tons
Speed: 15 knots
Armament: two .50 caliber machine guns; two Mk-38 25mm guns
Workboats: two 35-Ft. Aluminum Boats, two 14-Ft. Inflatable Boats
Fleet: Atlantic
Crew: 26 MSC and 4 US Navy
Vessel Identification
Name:Grasp
IMO:8434324
Flag:U.s.a.
MMSI:338842000
Callsign:NADQ
Pennant no.:TARS51
Technical Data
Vessel type:Salvage/rescue Vessel
Gross tonnage:3,200 tons
Summer DWT:681 tons
Length:78 m
Beam:15 m
Draught:0 m

Additional Information
Class society:American Bureau Of Shipping
Build year:1985
AIS Information
Last known position:
36°54’57.71” N, 76°10’4.31” W
Status:Moored
Speed, course (heading):
0kts, 270° (193°)
Destination:
Location:I
Arrival:30th Nov -0001
00:00:00 UTC
Last update:
1 day 23 hours ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2015 May 27th, 12:00:57 UTCNot Defined
2013 May 27th, 12:00:44 UTCNot Defined
2012 March 2nd, 08:00:13 UTCChesapeake Bay
2012 February 23rd, 08:00:16 UTCSt Johns
2012 February 20th, 08:00:46 UTCAmbrose
2011 October 7th, 12:00:43 UTCMilitary Operations
2011 September 21st, 18:00:57 UTCTowing Operations
2011 September 12th, 12:00:44 UTCMilitary Operations
2011 August 8th, 12:00:15 UTCRota
2011 August 2nd, 12:00:19 UTCHydographic Survey
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