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R/V Robert D. Conrad (AGOR-3)


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

Robert D. Conrad Class Oceanographic Research Ship:
  • Laid down, 19 January 1961, at Gibbs Systems Inc., Jacksonville, FL.
  • Launched, 26 May 1962
  • Delivered to the Navy, 29 November 1962
  • Placed in service by MSC, as R/V Robert D. Conrad (AGOR-3), assigned to the Lamont Geological Observatory, Columbia University for operation
  • Placed out of service, 26 July 1989 and transferred to the Maritime Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Lee Hall, VA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 4 October 1989
  • Sold for scrapping, 21 November 2003, to Bay Bridge Enterprises, Chesapeake, VA.
  • Scrapping completed, 27 April 2004
    Specifications:
    Displacement 1,200 t.(lt) 1,370 t.(fl)
    Length 209'
    Beam 40'
    Draft 16'
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement
    23 civilian mariners
    38 scientists
    Propulsion
    Diesel-electric
    single propeller, 2,500shp
    retractable azmuthing bow thruster

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    Robert D. Conrad 178k Launching of R/V Robert D. Conrad (AGOR-3) at Gibbs Systems Inc., Jacksonville, FL. 26 May 1962. David Wright
    Robert D. Conrad 37k R/V Robert D. Conrad (AGOR-3) under way, date and location unknown. Robert Hurst
    Robert D. Conrad 154k R/V Robert D. Conrad (AGOR-3) under way in November 1962, probably off Jacksonville, FL.
    US National Archives Photo # USN 1065688, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
    US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Robert D. Conrad 100k R/V Robert D. Conrad (AGOR-3) preparing to moor pierside, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    Robert D. Conrad 80k R/V Robert D. Conrad (AGOR-3) under way, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    Robert D. Conrad 44k R/V Robert D. Conrad (AGOR-3) off Piermont Pier, Piermont, N.Y. on the Hudson River, circa mid 1980ís. Note the Tappan Zee Bridge is in the background.
    US Geodetic Survey photo
    Photo - Ramon Jackson
    Caption - Frank Robinson
    Robert D. Conrad 82k R/v Robert D. Conrad (AGOR-3) under way, date and location unknown. Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    Robert D. Conrad 37k R/V Robert D. Conrad (AGOR-3) under way, date and location unknown.
    Photo by Henry Chezar R/V Conrad, 1980
    Robert Hurst

    R/V Robert D. Conrad (AGOR-3)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
    Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory -Conrad
    MARAD Vessel History Database
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