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USNS Bowditch (T-AGS-62)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Whiskey - Bravo - Whiskey
NWBW
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

Pathfinder Class Hydrographic Survey Ship:
  • Laid down, 16 June 1993, at Halter Marine Inc., Moss Point, MS.
  • Launched, 15 October 1994
  • Delivered to the Navy, 19 July 1996
  • Placed in service with the Military Sealift Command (MSC) as USNS Bowditch (T-AGS-62)
  • Bowditch 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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    Bowditch 97k USNS Bowditch (T-AGS-61) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    MSC
    Bowditch 16k USNS Bowditch (T-AGS-61) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    Oceanographer of the Navy
    Bowditch 61k USS Bowditch (T-AGS-61) departing Alexandria, VA. 2001. Photo by Lee Wahler

    There is no DANFS history available for USNS Bowditch (T-AGS-62) at NavSource
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    US Navy Fact File - Oceanographic Survey Ships - T-AGS

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