USNS Gyre (T-AGOR-21)

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Career (USA)
Name: USS Gyre
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
Notes: had been leased to Texas A&M University School of Oceanography, date unknown
General characteristics
Type: Gyre-class oceanographic research ship
Tonnage: 900 tons
Tons burthen: 950 tons
Length: 165'
Beam: 36'
Draft: 15'
Propulsion: two Caterpillar Inc. 398D diesel engines, reduction gear drive to two Liaaen variable-pitch propellers
Speed: 11 knots
Complement: 10 civilian mariners, 23 scientific party
Armament: none

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

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

Gyre was leased to the Texas A&M University School of Oceanography.

History of operations

There is no record of the experiments or other underwater research work performed by this vessel


There is no history of Hayes’ operations in DANFS.

See also