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Photographer:Marc Piché [View profile]Title:USNS REGULUS TAKR292Added:Jul 12, 2005
Location:Norfolk, Hampton Roads, United States
Photo Category: Auxiliaries
MSC Sealift vessel U.S.N.S. REGULUS (T-AKR-292) as shown in lay up at Norfolk on June 23, 2005. She was built for Sea-Land as the 33-knot container ship SEA-LAND COMMERCE but was later acquired by the US Navy who had her converted into a Sealift prepositioning vessel.

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Vessel Identification
Pennant no.:TAKR292
Technical Data
Vessel type:Logistics Naval Vessel
Gross tonnage:48,632 tons
Summer DWT:27,728 tons
Length:289 m
Beam:32 m
Draught:9.6 m

Additional Information
Build year:1973
AIS Information
Last known position:
30°1’31.57” N, 93°59’59.14” W
Speed, course (heading):
0kts, 0° (11°)
Arrival:4th Nov 2016
10:00:52 UTC
Last update:
5 days 0 hours ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2014 September 30th, 18:00:18 UTCSabine Tx
-0001 November 30th, 00:00:00 UTCNorfolk
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Photo Comments (3)

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Holger Jaschob on Jul 12, 2005 19:02 (11 years ago)
Very impressive shot Marc!

I saw her coming down river Weser in 1973 when she was completed by Bremen shipyard AG Weser. This shipyard built three of this class. Two of them were built by Nordseewerke in Emden, the rest was built by dutch shipyards.
Marc Piché on Jul 12, 2005 02:18 (11 years ago)
She has a 120,000 hp powerplant (two steam turbines) which became too expensive to run when oil prices shot up in the early '70s. The class was known as SL-7 and all eight (9?) ships were acquired by the Military Sealift Command.
Jeff Thoreson on Jul 12, 2005 02:06 (11 years ago)
Great shot Marc.

33 knots? Impressive speed for a vessel of her size.
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