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T-AGS-52 Littlehales

Flag Hoist/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)
    Length 208'
    Beam 42'
    Draft 14'
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 22 crew, 11 scientific party
    Propulsion geared diesel, single shaft

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    USNS Littlehales (T-AGS-52)
    Littlehales 73k Littlehales (T-AGS-52) underway, date and place unknown. MSC web site
    NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson (OS-222)
    Littlehales 54k NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson (OS-222) underway, date and place unknown. NOAA web site

    There is no DANFS history available for Littlehales (T-AGS-52) at the US Naval Historical Center web site
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson

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