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USNS Bowditch (T-AGS-62)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Whiskey - Bravo - Whiskey
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
    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-62) under way, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    Bowditch 16k USNS Bowditch (T-AGS-62) under way, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    Oceanographer of the Navy
    Bowditch 61k USS Bowditch (T-AGS-62) departing Alexandria, VA. 2001. Photo by Lee Wahler

    USNS Bowditch (T-AGS-62)
    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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