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Online Library of Selected Images:
-- U.S. NAVY SHIPS --

Algol (T-AKR-287, originally T-AK-287), 1981-____

USNS Algol, a 43,000-ton vehicle cargo ship, was built at Rotterdam, The Netherlands, in 1973 as the merchant vessel Sea-Land Exchange. One of a group of eight very fast container ships with significant defense logistics potential, she was acquired by the Navy in October 1981 and named Algol. Originally designated as T-AK-287, she was redesignated T-AKR-287 in September 1982. In June 1984, Algol completed extensive conversion work to fit her as a "roll-on/roll-off" vehicle transport. Since then, she has supported U.S. logistics needs on an "on-call" basis. Along with her sister ships, Algol was extensively employed carrying combat vehicles and other cargo to the Persian Gulf area during the 1990-91 Desert Shield/Desert Storm operations.

This page features our only view of USNS Algol.

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Photo #: NH 96657

USNS Algol (T-AKR-287)


Underway at sea, 1984, probably while running her post-conversion trials.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 75KB; 740 x 610 pixels

 


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16 May 1999