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Built for the Military Sealift Command, the ship entered service as SEA LIFT (T-LSV 9) on May 19, 1967. Redesignated T-AKR 9 on August 14, 1969, the ship was renamed METEOR on September 12, 1975. 10 years later, in September 1985, the METEOR was transfered to the MARAD Ready Reserve Force and was berthed at Alameda, Calif., capable of being fully activated within 10 days. Later, her berth was shifted to Suisun Bay, Calif., where the METEOR is presently laid-up.
|General Characteristics:||Keel laid: May 18, 1964|
|Launched: April 17, 1965|
|Delivered: April 25, 1967|
|Builder: Lockheed Shipbuilding and Construction, Seattle, Wash.|
|Propulsion system: four boilers, two geared turbines|
|Length: 540 feet (164.4 meters)|
|Beam: 83 feet (25.3 meters)|
|Draft: 28.9 feet (8.8 meters)|
|Displacement: approx. 21,650 tons full load|
|Speed: 19 knots|
|Capacity: 77,578 sqft|
|Homeport: Suisun Bay, Calif.|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USNS METEOR. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
USNS METEOR Image Gallery:
The photos below were taken by me and show the METEOR berthed at Alameda, Calif., on July 18, 2006.
The photos below were taken by me and show the METEOR laid-up at Suisun Bay, Calif., on March 27, 2010.