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USNS Tanner (T-AGS-40)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Tango - November - Romeo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

Maury Class Hydrographic Survey Ship:
  • Laid down, 22 February 1986, under a Maritime Administration contract at Bethlehem Steel Shipyard, Sparrows Point, MD. Launched 28 February 1989
  • Delivered to the US Navy, 31 August 1990
  • Placed in service with the Military Sealift Command (MSC) as USNS Tanner (T-AGS-40)
  • Placed out of service in 1993
  • Transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Fort Eustis, VA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 October 1993
  • Transferred by MARAD to the Maine Maritime Academy, 1 November 1995, renamed TS State of Maine
    Displacement 9,319 t.(lt) 15,928 t.(fl)
    Length 449' 10"
    Beam 72'
    Draft 30
    Speed 20+kts.
    Complement crew and scientific party 108
    Propulsion two Enterprise R5-V16 Diesel engines, single shaft, 17,000hp

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    USNS Tanner (T-AGS-40) III
    Tanner 58k USNS Tanner (T-AGS-40) laid up in the James River Reserve Fleet, Fort Eustis, VA., date unknown. Peter Westdijk
    TS State of Maine
    Tanner 12k Ex-USNS Tanner (T-AGS-40) in service as the training ship TS State of Maine anchored off Turtle Head, Islesboro, in Penobscot Bay Maine in 1996.
    MARAD photo
    US Maritime Administration
    Tanner 16k
    Tanner 22k
    Tanner 24k TS State of Maine underway, date and location unknown.
    MARAD photo
    Maine Maritime Academy
    Tanner 39k TS State of Maine moored at her berth at the Maine Maritime Academy, date unknown.
    MARAD photo
    US Maritime Administration
    Tanner 68k TS State of Maine underway, date and location unknown. Robert Hurst
    Tanner 68k TS State of Maine moored pierside, Marseille, France, 14 June 1999 Photo by Guy Schaeffer, Collection of Paolo Marsan
    Tanner 267k TS State of Maine underway in the Kiel Canal , 4 June 2010 while on her European Cruise. Photo by Peter Ruud
    Tanner 204k TS State of Maine moored in her berth at the Maine Maritime Academy, date unknown.
    Library of Congress, Photo No. LC-HS503-6442
    Mike Green

    There is no DANFS history available for USNS Tanner (T-AGS-40) at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Maine Maritime Academy
    TS State of Maine Kiel Canal, 4 June 2010 - Peter Ruud
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