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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)
    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) under way, date and place unknown. MSC web site
    NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson (OS-222)
    Littlehales 54k NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson (OS-222) under way, date and place unknown. NOAA web site
    Littlehales 207k 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. Robert Hurst
    Littlehales 201k 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.
    Robert Hurst

    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

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