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USNS Sumner (T-AGS-61)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Zulu - Alpha - Uniform
NZAU
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

Pathfinder Class Hydrographic Survey Ship:
  • Laid down, 18 November 1992, at Halter Marine Inc., Moss Point, MS.
  • Launched, 19 May 1994
  • Delivered to the Navy, 30 May 1995
  • Placed In-Service with the Military Sealift Command (MSC) as USNS Sumner (T-AGS-61)
  • Sumner is one of the seven survey ships of MSC's Special Mission Ships Program
  • Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register, 29 August 2014
  • Laid up in August 2014 in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont TX.
    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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    Sumner 49k USNS Sumner (T-AGS-61) underway date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    MSC
    Sumner 70k USNS Sumner (T-AGS-61) moored pierside at Naval Station Pearl Harbor, HI., summer 2001 Ed Kirner, USS Allen M. Sumner Reunion Association
    Sumner 58k
    Sumner 409k USNS Sumner (T-AGS-61) pierside at Naval Station Pearl Harbor, HI. in July 2003, with USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) in the background. Note the AV-8B Harrier IIs parked fore and aft of the island. Photo source - Napnet (name unknown). Robert Hurst
    Sumner 935k Ex-USNS Sumner (T-AGS-61) departing Mobile in August 2014 enroute to Beaumont Reserve Fleet for lay up.
    NAVOCEANO photos.
    Lee Wahler
    Sumner 1052k
    Sumner 266k Ex-USNS Sumner (T-AGS-61) alongside Ex-USNS Observation Island (T-AGM-23) moored in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, TX., 2 November 2014. Note /USNS Flint (T-AE-32) moored to the left and ST Chesapeake (AOT-5084) moored to the right. Photo by Chris Holley
    Sumner 255k Ex-USNS Sumner (T-AGS-61) alongside Ex-USNS Observation Island (T-AGM-23) moored in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, TX., 2 November 2014. Note MV Cape Lambert (AKR-5077) moored forward of Observation Island and Sumner. Photo by Chris Holley

    There is no DANFS history available for USNS Sumner (T-AGS-61) at NavSource
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    US Navy Fact File - Oceanographic Survey Ships - T-AGS

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