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     T-ARS-53  Grapple     

Photo byOctober 2010. Bosphorus Strait. Photo by A. Andreev.
Country: USA.
Class, [Type]: Safeguard, [T-ARS].
Homeport: Norfolk.

Callsign: NQSJ ( November Quebec Sierra Juliet )

Builder: Peterson Builders, Sturgeon Bay, USA.
Launch date: 8 December 1984.
Commission date: 15 November 1986.
Decommissioned: 13 July 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 13 July 2006 USS Grapple was transferred to the Military Sealift Command as T-ARS 53 Grapple.

Year of visit the Black Sea:  1992 | 1994 | 1997 | 2010
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Similar units:
USA TARS51 Grasp
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