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USNS Mary Sears (T-AGS-65)

Pathfinder Class Hydrographic Survey Ship:
  • Laid down, 28 July 1999, at Halter Marine Inc., Moss Point, MS.
  • Launched, 19 October 2000
  • Delivered to the Navy, 17 December 2001
  • Placed in service with the Military Sealift Command (MSC) as USNS Mary Sears (T-AGS-65)
  • USNS Mary Sears 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 28 civilian mariners, 27 scientific party
    Propulsion four EMD Diesels (diesel-electric drive), 8,520kw, twin shafts

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    Mary Sears 84k USNS Mary Sears (T-AGS-65) underway, date and place unknown. MSC
    Mary Sears 60k USNS Mary Sears (T-AGS-65) moored at Singapore, 29 January 2007, after a successful mission to search for and locate missing Adam Air Flight KI 574, which disappeared off the coast of West Sulawesi, Indonesia, 1 January 2007. During the mission a search team aboard Mary Sears located pingers from Flight KI 574 and mapped the aircraft’s debris field at a depth between 1500 and 1900 meters.
    US Navy # 070129-N-5747D-001 by MC2 Devin Dorney.
    Lee Wahler

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    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    US Navy Fact File - Oceanographic Survey Ships - T-AGS

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