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USNS Pathfinder (T-AGS-60)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Golf - Kilo - Kilo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

Pathfinder Class Hydrographic Survey Ship:
  • Laid down, 18 August 1992, at Halter Marine Inc., Moss Point, MS.
  • Launched, 7 October 1993
  • Delivered to the Navy, 28 October 1994
  • Placed In-Service with the Military Sealift Command (MSC) as USNS Pathfinder (T-AGS-60)
  • Pathfinder is one of the seven survey ships of MSC's Special Mission Ships Program
    Displacement 1,981 t.(lt) 4,260 t.(fl)
    Length 329'
    Beam 58'
    Draft 18'
    Speed 16 kts.
    Complement 25 Civilian Mariners, 30 Scientific Party
    Propulsion four EMD Diesels (diesel-electric drive), 8,520kw, twin shafts

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    Pathfinder 153k Starboard bow view of USNS Pathfinder (T-AGS-60) under way on builder's acceptance trials, 19 September 1994.
    DoD Photo # DN-SC-95-00953
    Robert Hurst
    Pathfinder 58k USNS Pathfinder (T-AGS-60) under way, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Pathfinder 67k USNS Pathfinder (T-AGS-60) under way, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Pathfinder 265k USNS Pathfinder (T-AGS-60) under way, 25 April 2008, location unknown.
    US Navy photo (MSC) photo
    Robert Hurst
    NORFOLK (May 2, 2018)
    246k USNS Pathfinder (T-AGS-60) puts into Naval Station Norfolk, 2 May 2018. Pathfinder is returning from sea after performing regional operations and training.
    US Navy Photo #'s 180502-N-OH262-0483 NORFOLK (May 2, 2018) and 180502-N-OH262-0512NORFOLK (May 2, 2018) by Bill Mesta
    Lee Wahler
    NORFOLK (May 2, 2018)

    USNS Pathfinder (T-AGS-60)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    US Navy Fact File - Oceanographic Survey Ships - T-AGS

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