SIRIUS (AFS-8)


A Ship picture that is represented by the ship name - SIRIUS (AFS-8)
Year Built
1966
Official Number
28887
Ship Yard
Swan, Hunter and Wigham Richardson
General Type
Not Assigned
Specific Type
Not Assigned
MARAD Type
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Ship Length
523.25 feet
Beam
72 feet
Mast Height
--
Net Tons
--
Gross Tons
--
Cargo Capacity
--
Draft, Summer
25.5 tons
Draft, Lightweight
--
Displacement, Summer
16793 tons
Displacement, Lightweight
9010 tons
Immersion, Summer
--
Immersion, Lightweight
--
Fate
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Historical Narrative



The Maritime Administration completed a National Register of Historic Places eligibility assessment for Sirius which includes a narrative history of the vessel.  It can be viewed in the Documents section.
Mission
Mission Name
Hurricanes Katrina/Rita
Historical Documents
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Milestones


Event: Status Change
Date: 7/1/2005

Selected to be new Texas A&M school ship (replacing TX CLIPPER II)
Event: Acquisition
Date: 7/1/2005

Acquired from US Navy
Event: Vessel Activation
Date: 9/3/2005

Activated in support of Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 9/10/2005

Activated for Hurricane Katrina Relief
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 9/12/2005

At Nashville Wharf in New Orleans for Hurricane Katrina Relief
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 11/23/2005

ENRTE: Lake Charles, LA
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 11/26/2005

At Lake Charles, LA to relieve TEXAS CLIPPER II
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 3/1/2006

Departure from FEMA Mission to Galveston, TX
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 3/2/2006

Completed FEMA Mission/Hurricane Katrina Relief
Event: Depart
Date: 9/11/2008

Leaving Texas A&M for Galveston City dock to avoid Hurricane Ike.
Event: Status Change
Date: 1/14/2009

Plans to convert vessel into a school ship have were canceled.
Event: Downgraded
Date: 4/28/2009

Vessel downgraded to Non-Retention status pending disposal actions.
Event: Entered Fleet
Date: 6/26/2009

Vessel entered Beaumont Reserve Fleet.
Event: Status Upgrade
Date: 8/1/2009

Vessel status upgrade.
Event: Non-Retention
Date: 4/23/2012

Vessel downgraded from retention to non-retention/stripping.
Event: Disposal
Date: 10/31/2013

Stripping complete.
Event: Withdrawal
Date: 5/28/2014

Vessel departed under domestic sale.

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Status Cards


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Documents


Date Type Name Expand Download
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Plans


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Shipwreck Information


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