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     T-ARS-51  Grasp     

Photo byJune 2011. Black Sea. Photo by A. Gritsay.
Country: USA.
Class, [Type]: Safeguard, [T-ARS].
Homeport: Little Creek.

Callsign: NADQ ( November Alfa Delta Quebec )

Builder: Peterson Builders, Sturgeon Bay, USA.
Launch date: 2 May 1985.
Commission date: 16 December 1985.
Decommissioned: 19 January 2006.

Displacement ( tons ): 3350 full load.
Dimensions ( metres ): 78 x 15 x 4,7.
Main machinery: 4 x Caterpillar 399 diesel engines ( 4200 hp ).
Speed ( knots ): 15.
Complement: 100 ( 6 officers ).

Guns: 2 x 1 Bushmaster Mk38 25mm, 2 x 1 12,7mm.

Radar: Navigation: AN/SPS-64.
Comment: On 19 January 2006 USS Grasp was transferred to the Military Sealift Command as USNS Grasp (T-ARS-51).

Year of visit the Black Sea:  1996 | 1998 | 2011
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