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USNS John McDonnell (T-AGS-51)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Mike - Delta
NJMD
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation - National Defense Service Medal
Bottom Row - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (2) - Southwest Asia Service Medal - Armed Forces Service Medal (2)

John McDonnell Class Hydrographic Survey Ship:
  • Laid down, 3 August 1989, at Halter Marine Inc., Moss Point, MS.
  • Launched, 13 December 1990
  • Delivered to the Navy, 15 November 1991
  • Placed in service with the Military Sealift Command (MSC) as USNS John McDonnell (T-AGS-51)
  • USNS John McDonnell (T-AGS-51) was one of seven survey ships of MSC's Special Mission Ships Program
  • Placed Out of Service, date unknown
  • aid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Pearl Harbor, HI.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 16 August 2010
  • Current Disposition, to be sold to Nigeria, date undetermined
    Specifications:
    Displacement 1,394 t.(lt) 2,238 t.(fl)
    Length 208'
    Beam 42'
    Draft 14
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement
    22 Civilian Mariners
    11 Scientific Party
    Propulsion
    geared Diesel
    single propeller

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    John McDonnell 67k USNS John McDonnell (T-AGS-51) underway, date and location unknown. MSC Web Site
    John McDonnell 222k USNS John McDonnell (T-AGS-51) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial.
    Stan Svec
    John McDonnell 578k USNS John McDonnell (T-AGS-51) is delivered to the Navy Inactive Ships Program in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii for deactivation.
    US Navy photo # 100825-N-4820C-007 PEARL HARBOR (Aug. 25, 2010)
    Lee Wahler
    John McDonnell 32k Ex-USNS John McDonnell (T-AGS-51) moored pierside at Naval Inactive Ships site, Pearl Harbor, August 2013. Lee Wahler

    There is no DANFS history available for USNS McDonnell (T-AGS-51) at the US Naval Historical Center web site
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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