NRP Almeida Carvalho


USNS Kellar T-AGS 25 was built in Washington in USA and was launched in July 1964 as a survey ship for the US Navy. She was delivered to US Navy in January 1969. After narly two decades in service she was delivered to the Portuguese navy in February 1988 as part of the SAP assistance program. Some sources state she was transferred in 1972 but this we have not been able to verify, not does the US Navy confirm this. She was renamed to NRP A527 Almeida Carvalho and did service as a hydrographic vessel until 2002. Obsolete and stricken from the navy lists, she was scuttled outside Almor beach 21.September 2013 as an artificial reef. She rest today on her keel as a classic "Donald Duck" wreck on a depth of 20 meter approx three nautical miles outside Almor beach in Algarve.

Former names:
NRP Almeida Carvalho
A527, USNS Kellar T-AGS 25
209,0 x 39,0 x 14,0 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
1320 displ
Point Pleasant ( US ) 1964
Lisbon ( PT )

Picture: USNS Kellar
US Navy, photo 6930926
Public domain

Last updated: June 2017