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USNS Loyal TAGOS22 - IMO 8926640

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Photographer:lappino [View profile]Title:USNS Loyal TAGOS22Added:Aug 26, 2018
Captured:August 26, 2018IMO:8926640Hits:1,059
Location:Busan, Korea (South)
Photo Category: Ships under Repair or Conversion
In the floating dock at Orient shipyard at Gamcheon port, Busan, one needs to look twice to actually identify this research/survey vessel... :)
Vessel Identification
Pennant no.:TAGOS22
Technical Data
Vessel type:Research/survey Vessel
Gross tonnage:3,347 tons
Summer DWT:792 tons
Length:68 m
Beam:29 m
Draught:7.6 m

Additional Information
Class society:American Bureau Of Shipping
Build year:1993
AIS Information
Last known position:
35°12’11.36” N, 139°45’15.81” E
Speed, course (heading):
8.4kts, 196° (196°)
Location:Jp Yok Os
Arrival:10th Apr 2019
09:00:52 UTC
Last update:
2 hours 41 minutes ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)
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lappino on Aug 28, 2018 00:17 (9 months ago)
Thanks for the information, Steven.


Steven Collingwood on Aug 27, 2018 15:32 (9 months ago)
Yes, she is both the passive and active SURTASS arrays for long range detection and also some other passive radar and radio receivers. The SWATH hull makes for a very stable platform. The Chinese navy hates it when these ships close their coast or where they are operating and will many times harass them with water cannons and the like. The SURTASS system was originally developed to support and cover gaps in the SOSUS system.
lappino on Aug 27, 2018 15:25 (9 months ago)
I understand this one is equipped with towed sonars, for which her SWATH arrangement comes in handy, as it probably limits her own noise due to less hull friction...


Steven Collingwood on Aug 27, 2018 13:17 (9 months ago)
Yes, she does a lot of "Research and Survey" on other countries.
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