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USNS Stalwart (T-AGOS-1)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Juliet - Whiskey
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

Stalwart Class Ocean Surveillance Ship:
  • Laid down, 3 November 1982, at Tacoma Boat Building Co., Tacoma, WA.
  • Launched, 11 July 1983
  • Delivered to the Navy, 12 April 1984, assigned to MSC
  • Placed in service as USNS Stalwart (T-AGOS-1), 12 April 1984
  • Placed out of service, 15 November 2002
  • Laid up at NAVSEA Inactive Ships On-site Maintenance Office, Philadelphia
  • Transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD), 31 January 2004 for further transfer the State of New York Maritime University (SUNY)
  • Sold, date unknown, by MARAD to Stabbert Maritime, renamed MV Ocean Stalwart
    Displacement 1,565 t.(lt) 2,535t.(fl)
    Length 224'
    Beam 43'
    Draft 15'
    Speed 11 kts.
    Complement 18 Civilian 15 Navy
    Armament none
    Propulsion diesel-electric, two shafts, 1,600hp

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    USNS Stalwart (T-AGOS-1)
    Stalwart 342k USNS Stalwart (T-AGOS-1) prior to the launching ceremony at Tacoma Boat Building Co., Tacoma, WA. 11 July 1983.
    Defense Intelligence Agency photo # DN-SN-85-10899 a US Navy photo by PH3 P. T. Bleam, USN.
    US Navy photo
    National Museum of the US Navy
    Stalwart 82k USNS Stalwart (T-AGOS-1) under way, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    MSC Web Site
    Stalwart 99k USNS Stalwart (T-AGOS-1) under way, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Robert Hurst
    Stalwart 359k USNS Stalwart (T-AGOS-1) under way as originally configured, 1 April 1986. Aft view of equipment for the Surveillance Towed-Array Sensor System (SURTASS).
    Department of Defense photo # DNSC8607438 a US Navy photo now in the collections of the Department of Defense.
    Robert Hurst
    State University of New York Maritime
    Stalwart 813k USTS SUNY Maritime (ex-USNS Stalwart (T-AGOS-1)) tied up pierside at Throgs Neck, NY, 5 March 2008. Delivered to SUNY in 2004. The vessel was inoperable since the engines did not work and the vessel was mostly gutted after its decommissioning as a Naval vessel. The vessel was eventually sold to a private company specializing in Arctic research and was towed away from the Maritime College pier early in 2011.
    Photo by Jrc1234 (real name unknown)
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS History currently available for Stalwart (T-AGOS-1) at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Maritime College, State University of New York
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