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USNS Loyal (T-AGOS-22)
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USNS Loyal (T-AGOS-22)
Career (USA)
Name: USNS Loyal
Owner: Military Sealift Command
Builder: Mc Dermott Shipyards, Morgan City, Louisiana
Laid down: 7 October 1991
Launched: 19 September 1992
Acquired: by the U.S. Navy, 1 July 1993
In service: as USNS Loyal (T-AGOS-22), date unknown
Honors and
National Defense Service Medal
Notes: Currently in service
General characteristics
Type: Victorious-class ocean surveillance ship
Tonnage: 3,100 tons
Tons burthen: 3,384 tons
Length: 235'
Beam: 94'
Draft: 25' (max)
Propulsion: diesel-electric, two shafts, 1,600hp
Speed: 9.6 knots (17.8 km/h; 11.0 mph)
Complement: 19 civilian mariners, 6 sponsors, 0 Navy
Sensors and
processing systems:
both passive and active low frequency sonar arrays
Armament: none

USNS Loyal (T-AGOS-22) is a Victorious-class ocean surveillance ship acquired by the U.S. Navy in 1993 and assigned to the Navy’s Special Missions Program.

Built and Particulars

Loyal was built by Mc Dermott Shipyards, Morgan City, Louisiana. She was laid down on 7 October 1991 and launched 19 September 1992 and was delivered to the Navy on 1 July 1993 which assigned her to the Military Sealift Command (MSC) Special Missions Program.

Vessel particulars - FPO AE 09577-4018

IMO Number : 892664000 Callsign : NLYL

MMSI : 367835000[1]


The mission of Loyal is to directly support the Navy by using passive sonar arrays to detect and track undersea threats.

Operational history

The USS Loyal used Sasebo as a base in 2011, and was deployed in the Pacific ocean. She called Sasebo in January 2011 and Subic bay (Philippines) in April 2012

Honors and awards

Loyal personnel are qualified for the following medals:


There is no journal entry on Loyal at DANFS.


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