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USNS Coastal Sentry (T-AGM-15)
ex
Somerset (AK-212) (1945)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Kilo - Oscar - Kilo
NKOK
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National Defense Service Medal

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 as USNS Coastal Sentry (T-AGM-15)
  • Placed out of service in 1972
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Returned to MARAD for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 2,382 t.(lt) 7,450 t.(fl)
    Length 388' 6"
    Beam 50'
    Draft 21' 1"
    Speed 11.5 kts.
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 6,300 Bbls
    Propulsion
    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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    Somerset (AK-212) / USNS Coastal Sentry (T-AGM-15)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Navy History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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