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USNS Persistent (T-AGOS-6)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Foxtrot - Sierra - Juliet
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

Stalwart Class Ocean Surveillance Ship:
  • Laid down, 22 October 1984, at Tacoma Boat Building Co., Tacoma, WA.
  • Launched, 6 April 1985
  • Delivered to the Navy, 14 August 1985
  • Assigned to MSC and placed in service as USNS Persistent (T-AGOS-6)
  • Placed out of service, 12 October 1994 and transferred to the US Coast Guard
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 6 January 1995
  • Transferred to the Maritime Administration for disposal, date unknown
  • Acquired by the Great Lakes Maritime Academy, Traverse City, MI.
  • Re-fitted by Petersen Shipbuilding, Sturgeon Bay, WI.
  • Renamed T/S State of Michigan began service in 2004 as the training ship for the academy
  • Homeported at Traverse City
    Displacement 1,565 t.(lt) 2,535t.(fl)
    Length 224'
    Beam 43'
    Draft 15'
    Speed 11 kts.
    Complement 18 Civilian 15 Navy
    Propulsion diesel-electric, two shafts, 1,600hp

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    USNS Persistent (T-AGOS-6)
    Persistent 43k Elevated port bow view of USNS Persistent (T-AGOS-6) underway, circa 1986, location unknown.
    US DOD photo # DNSC8603311 from the Defense Visual Information Center.
    Peter Westdijk
    Persistent 36k Elevated port bow view of USNS Persistent (T-AGOS-6) underway, circa 1986, location unknown.
    US DOD photo # DNSC8603310.
    Defense Visual Information Center
    TS State of Michigan
    Persistent 126k Ex-USNS Persistent (T-AGOS-6) in service as the Great Lakes Maritime Academy training ship TS State of Michigan, in her berth at the Great Lakes Maritime Academy, Traverse City, MI., date unknown. Robert Hurst

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    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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