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Name: LYNESS
Type: Naval Supply Ship
Launched: 07/04/1966
Completed: 01/1967
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 2016
Dimensions: 12372grt, 4717nrt, 7832dwt, 523.4 x 72.3 x 25.5ft
Engines: Oil engine, 2SA, Sulzer type, 8cyl (760 x 1550mm), 12800bhp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Reg Number: 309818
History:
01/1967 Secretary of State for Defence, London - RFA
1981 Government of The United States; renamed USS SIRIUS
2007 Texas Maritime Academy, Galveston; renamed TEXAS CLIPPER
2011 US Dept of Transportation - Maritime Administration, Galveston; renamed SIRIUS
30/05/2014 Broken up
Comments: 2007: Converted for use as a training ship
30/05/2014: Arrived at Brownsville, Texas for breaking up by Eco Marine


Above photo as LYNESS copyright of Peter Crichton

Above 2 photos as LYNESS copyright of Dennis Maccoy

Above photo as LYNESS copyright of Keith Wood

Above photo as SIRIUS copyright of Chris Howell

Above 2 photos as SIRIUS copyright of US Navy

Above photo as TEXAS CLIPPER copyright of Michael Martin