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USNS John McDonnell (T-AGS-51)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Mike - Delta
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
  • Laid 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
    Displacement 1,394 t.(lt) 2,238 t.(fl)
    Length 208'
    Beam 42'
    Draft 14
    Speed 12 kts.
    22 Civilian Mariners
    11 Scientific Party
    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

    USNS McDonnell (T-AGS-51)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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