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USNS Littlehales (T-AGS-52)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Lima - India - Tango
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
National Defense Service Medal - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
John McDonnell Class Hydrographic Survey Ship:
Laid down, 25 October 1989, at Halter Marine Inc., Moss Point, MS.
Launched, 14 February 1991
Delivered to the Navy, 10 January 1992
Placed in service with the Military Sealift Command (MSC) as USNS Littlehales (T-AGS-52)
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 27 February 2003
Transferred to the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, 3 March 2003
Commissioned NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson (OS-222), 8 July 2003, at Norfolk, VA.
Displacement 1,394 t.(lt) 2,238 t.(fl)
Speed 12 kts.
Complement 22 crew, 11 scientific party
Propulsion geared diesel, single shaft
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||Littlehales (T-AGS-52) under way, date and place unknown.
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|NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson (OS-222)
||NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson (OS-222) under way, date and place unknown.
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||Starboard bow view of NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson (OS 222) under way sometime between 2003 and 2011.
Photo from CDR. Lawrence Krepp who assumed command of Norfolk-based NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson 9 May 2011.
||ENS. Eileen Pye, NOAA Corps, lays a wreath from NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson (OS 222) over the waters of the Atlantic Ocean off
New Jersey, 21 June 2013, where the United States Coast Survey Ship Robert J. Walker sank, 21 June 1860, with the loss of 20 men.
National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration photo.
There is no DANFS history available for Littlehales (T-AGS-52) at NavSource
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson
Last Updated 9 February 2018
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