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 the US Navyfive years later. After nearly two decades in service she was transferred to the Portuguese navy in February 1988 as part of the SAP assistance program. 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 deliberately 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 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 ( std )
Point Pleasant ( US ) 1964
Lisbon ( PT )

Picture: USNS Kellar
Courtesy of US Navy, Photo 6930926

Last updated: September 2018