|USNS Gyre (T-AGOR-21)|
|Builder:||Todd Seattle Halter Marine, Moss Point, Mississippi|
|Laid down:||9 October 1972|
|Launched:||23 May 1973|
|Acquired:||by the U.S. Navy, 14 November 1973|
|In service:||as R/V Gyre (T-AGOR-21), date not known|
|Out of service:||17 August 1992|
|Struck:||17 August 1992|
|Fate:||returned to the U.S. Maritime Administration; fate unknown|
|Status:||Active research vessel with TDI-Brooks Intl since 2005|
|Notes:||had been leased to Texas A&M University School of Oceanography, date unknown|
|Type:||Gyre-class oceanographic research ship|
|Tons burthen:||950 tons|
|Propulsion:||two Caterpillar Inc. 398D diesel engines, reduction gear drive to two Liaaen variable-pitch propellers|
|Complement:||10 civilian mariners, 23 scientific party|
USNS Gyre (T-AGOR-21) – also known as R/V Gyre -- was the lead ship of her class of oceanographic research ships acquired by the U.S. Navy in 1973. She was transferred to the School of Oceanography at Texas A&M University for ocean research work, and eventually returned to the Navy, being struck in 1992.
Built at Moss Point, Mississippi[edit | edit source]
Gyre was built in Moss Point, Mississippi, by Todd Seattle Halter Marine, and was laid down on 9 October 1972 and launched on 23 May 1973. She was delivered to the Navy 14 November 1973 and placed in service as USNS Gyre (T-AGOR-21).
University assignment[edit | edit source]
Gyre was leased to the Texas A&M University School of Oceanography.
History of operations[edit | edit source]
There is no record of the experiments or other underwater research work performed by this vessel.
Note[edit | edit source]
There is no history of Hayes’ operations in DANFS.
References[edit | edit source]
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