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USNS Pathfinder (T-AGS-60)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Golf - Kilo - Kilo
NGKK
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
    Specifications:
    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
    MSC
    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

    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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