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     AGOR-15  Knorr     

Photo byApril 1988. Black Sea. Photo from the archives of А. Andreev.
Country: USA.
Class, [Type]: Mellville, [AGOR].
Homeport: Woods Hole.

Callsign: NQSJ ( November Quebec Sierra Juliet )

Builder: Defoe Shipbuilding Company, Bay City, USA.
Laid down: 9 August 1967.
Launch date: 21 August 1968.
Commission date: 14 January 1970.

Displacement ( tons ): 2000 full load.
Dimensions ( metres ): 74,5 x 14 x 4,5.
Main machinery: 3 x diesel engines ( 2500 hp ).
Speed ( knots ): 12,5.
Range ( miles ): 10000 at 12 knots.
Complement: 50 ( 9 officers, 33 scientists ).

Gans: 1 x 1 76mm, 3 x 2 40mm.

Comment: R/V Knorr is a research vessel owned by the U.S. Navy and operated by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution for the U.S. research community in coordination with and as a part of the University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) fleet.

Year of visit the Black Sea:  1988 | 2003
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