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USNS Vindicator (T-AGOS-3)
USNS/USCGC Vindicator International Radio Call Sign:
USCGC Vindicator (WMEC-3)
NOAA Hi'Ialakai (R-334)
November - Oscar - Delta - Foxtrot
NOAA Hi'Ialakai International Radio Call Sign:
Whiskey - Tango - Echo - Yankee
USNS Vindicator - Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
National Defense Service Medal
USCGC Vindicator - Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Coast Guard Unit Commendation (16 to 20 May 1994)
Stalwart Class Ocean Surveillance Ship:
Laid down, 14 April 1984, at Tacoma Boat Building Co., Tacoma, WA.
Launched, 1 June 1984
Delivered to the Navy, 21 November 1984
Assigned to MSC and placed in service as USNS Vindicator (T-AGOS-3)
Placed out of service, struck from the Naval Register and transferred to the US Coast Guard, 30 June 1993
Commissioned USCGC Vindicator (WMEC-3), date unknown
Transferred by the US Coast Guard to the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in October 2001 and converted to support NOAA research
Renamed Hi'Ialakai (R-334), homeported at Honolulu, HI.
Displacement 1,565 t.(lt) 2,535t.(fl)
Speed 11 kts.
Range 8000 nm
Endurance 50 days
AGOS - 18 Civilian 15 Navy
NOAA - 6 Officers, 3 Engineers, 15 Crew, 22 Scientists
Propulsion diesel-electric, two shafts, 1,600hp
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|USNS Vindicator (AGOS-3)
||Aerial port quarter view of USNS Vindicator (T-AGOS-3) underway, date unknown.
DVIC photo # DNSC8508573 from the collections of the Defense Visual Information Center.
||Aerial starboard bow view of USNS Vindicator (T-AGOS-3) underway, 6 May 1985.
DVIC photo # DNSC8508572 from the collections of the Defense Visual Information Center.
|USCGC Vindicator (WMEC-3)
||Aerial view of USCGC Vindicator (WMEC-3) moored at Windward Piers, US. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 26 July 1994.
DVIC photo # DN-ST-98-02144 (cropped) by PHCS D.W. Holmes II, from the collections of the Defense Visual Information Center.
|Orlando Gallardo, Jr.
|NOAA Ship Hi'Ialakai (R-334)
||Ex-USNS Vindicator (T-AGOS-3) underway off Hawaii as the NOAA Research Ship, Hi'Ialakai (R-334), date unknown.
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There is no DANFS history for USNS Vindicator (T-AGOS-3) at NavSource
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Fleet Reserve Association
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
NOAA Ship Hi'Ialakai
Last Updated 18 January 2008
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