USS TAURUS was the third ship in the PEGASUS class of hydrofoil boats. She was homeported in Key West, Florida, and on July 30, 1993, all six ships of her class were decommissioned and stricken from the Navy list. TAURUS was sold for scrapping on August 19, 1996.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: October 20, 1977|
|Keel laid: January 30, 1979|
|Launched: May 8, 1981|
|Commissioned: October 10, 1981|
|Decommissioned: July 30, 1993|
|Builder: Boeing, Seattle, Wash.|
|Hull Length: 133 feet (40.5 meters)|
|Beam: 28 feet (8.5 meters)|
|Displacement: approx. 255 tons full load|
|Speed: hullborne: 12 knots foilborne: 48 knots|
|Armament: two Mk-140 |
|Crew: 4 officers, 17 enlisted|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS TAURUS. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
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