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USNS Coastal Sentry (T-AGM-15)
Somerset (AK-212) (1945)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Kilo - Oscar - Kilo
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Alamosa Class Cargo Ship / Coastal Sentry Class Missile Range Instrumentation Ship:
Laid down, 9 October 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (C1-M-AV1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 2166) at Leathem D. Smith Shipbuilding Co., Sturgeon Bay, WI.
Launched, 21 January 1945
Acquired by the US Navy from the Maritime Commission, 20 September 1945, assigned the name and designation Somerset (AK-212) never commissioned
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 2 November 1945
Renamed MV Coastal Sentry by the Maritime Commission
Struck from the Naval Register, 5 December 1945
Re-acquired by the US Navy in 1964
Converted to a Coastal Sentry Class Missile Range Instrumentation Ship
Assigned to MSTS and placed in-service, 1 July 1964, as USNS Coastal Sentry (T-AGM-15)
Placed out of service, 11 July 1968, and transferred to the Maritime Administration
Delivered the same day to Fuji Marden and Co., Ltd., of Hong Kong, at Fremantle, Australia, for scrapping
Struck from the Naval Register, 9 October 1969
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 2,382 t.(lt) 7,450 t.(fl)
Length 388' 6"
Draft 21' 1"
Speed 11.5 kts.
Fuel Capacity Diesel 6,300 Bbls
on Nordberg TSM6 Diesel engine
two Diesel-drive 250Kw 120V/240V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
single propeller, 1,700shp
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||USNS Coastal Sentry (T-AGM-15) and USNS Timber Hitch (T-AGM-17) docked together during the 1960s, location unknown.
US Naval History and Heritage command Photo # NH 92955, courtesy of William H. Davis, 1981.
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Somerset (AK-212) / USNS Coastal Sentry (T-AGM-15)
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