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USNS Kellar (AGS 25) on 14 January 1969.
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Class: KELLAR (AGS 25)
Design: SCB 214, later 709.65 (small type)
Displacement (tons): #,###
Dimensions (feet): ###.#' x ##.#' x ##.#'
Original armament: 4-5"/38
Later armaments: (19xx) 4-20mm
Complement: ###
Speed (kts.): ##.#
Propulsion (HP): #,###
Machinery: turbines, # screw

Construction:
AGSNameOrdBuilderKeelLaunchSvc
25KELLAR18 Jan 1962Marinette Marine20 Nov 196230 Jul 196431 Jan 1969
31S. P. LEE6 Dec 1965Defoe27 Jun 196619 Oct 19672 Dec 1968

Disposition:
AGSNameTInactStrikeDisposalFateMA Sale
25KELLART1972[None in NVR]21 Jan 1972Trf--
31S. P. LEET1 Aug 19921 Oct 19927 Dec 1992Trf--

Class Notes:
These were built to the small 208-foot AGOR 3 type as modified for hydrographic surveying. The surveying modification included the addition of a 26-foot survey launch, multi-beam echo sounders, a side scanning sonar, a stabilized gyro compass, and an active rudder. Their rigs indicate that AGS 25 was a variant of the AGOR 6 sub-type while AGS 31 was a variant of the AGOR 9 sub-type. In September 1969 three 208-foot oceanographic hulls, AGOR 4-5 and AGS 31, were selected by the Oceanographer of the Navy for deactivation and layup by MA as part of an AGOR cutback program. AGS 31 returned to service as AG 192 on 25 Sep 1970.

Ship Notes:
AGSNameMANotes
25KELLARFY 1962. Contract with Marinette canc. 14 Apr 1965, completion assigned to Avondale. Sunk in hurricane Betsy 9 Sep 1965 while in Navy hands. New contract 30 Jul 1966 with Boland for completion. Loaned to Portugal as CDTE. ALMEIDA CARVALHO [1 Sep 1979 in NVR]. Sold to Portugal 11 Feb 1988. Struck 2002.
31S. P. LEEFY 1965. To MSTS 13 Dec 1968. To AG 192 25 Sep 1970. Loan to C&GS Feb 1974 to 1 Aug 1992. FMS sale to Mexico 1992, ANTARES.

Page Notes:
Compiled: 19 Oct 2021
© Stephen S. Roberts, 2021
Sources: DB, Maroon, NVR