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USNS Maury (T-AGS-66)
Launch of USNS Maury (T-AGS-66) at Halter Marine on 37 March 2013 (130327-N-ZZ999-003)
Launch of the Maury on 27 March 2013
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Name: USNS Maury
Namesake: Matthew Fontaine Maury
Owner: United States Navy
Operator: Military Sealift Command
Awarded: 22 December 2009[1]
Builder: VT Halter Marine[1]
Laid down: 1 February 2011[1]
Launched: 27 March 2013 [2]
In service: 2014
Status: under construction
General characteristics
Class & type: Pathfinder-class survey ship
Displacement: 5,000 tons full 3,019 light[1]
Length: 353 ft (108 m)[1]
Beam: 58 ft (18 m)[1]
Draft: 19 ft (5.8 m)[1]

USNS Maury (T-AGS-66) is a Pathfinder class oceanographic survey ship. It is the seventh ship in the class. Maury is named after Matthew Fontaine Maury, the first superintendent of the U.S. Naval Observatory. Maury will be the first oceanographic survey ship built since USNS Mary Sears, was launched in 2000. At approximately 350 feet (110 m), Maury will be 24 feet (7.3 m) longer than her other sister ships in the same class. This modification is to accommodate a 300-square-foot (28 m2) moon pool for unmanned vehicle deployment and retrieval.[3]

Maury's keel was laid on 1 February 2011 in a ceremony at the Halter Marine shipyard in Moss Point, Mississippi.[3] The hull was launched on 27 March 2013 and delivery is planned for 2014.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 "Maury". Naval Vessel Register. http://www.nvr.navy.mil/nvrships/details/AGS66.htm. Retrieved 14 September 2010. 
  2. "VT Halter Marine launches T-AGS 66". MarineLog. http://marinelog.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3813:vt-halter-marine-launches-t-ags-66&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=195. Retrieved 1 April 2013. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command (4 February 2011). "Keel Laid for New Navy Oceanographic Survey Ship". Navy News Service. http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=58367. Retrieved 5 February 2011. 
  4. "View Image". US Navy. 27 March 2013. http://www.navy.mil/view_image.asp?id=146046. Retrieved 12 April 2013. 


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