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USNS Bold (T-AGOS-12)
ex
USNS Vigorous (T-AGOS-12) (1989 - )

International Radio Call Sign:
November - India - Echo - Yankee
NIEY
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal - Chief of Naval Operations Letter of Commendation

Stalwart Class Ocean Surveillance Ship:
  • Laid down, 13 June 1988, at Tacoma Boat Building Co., Tacoma, WA.
  • Launched, 24 May 1989
  • Delivered to the Navy, 16 October 1989, assigned to the Military Sealift Command (MSC) and placed in service as USNS Vigorous (T-AGOS-12)
  • Renamed USNS Bold (T-AGOS-12), date unknown
  • Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register, 3 March 2004
  • Transferred to the Environmental Protection Agency, 31 March 2004
  • Contract awarded, 1 September 2005, to Seaward Services Inc., Dania Beach, FL. to operate and maintain the Environmental Protection Agency's ship Bold (OSV-224)
  • Sold, circa August 2013, to Seattle Central Community College Maritime Academy
    Specifications:
    Displacement 1,565 t.(lt) 2,535t.(fl)
    Length 224'
    Beam 43'
    Draft 15'
    Speed 11kts
    Armament none
    Complement 18 Civilian Mariners,15 Navy
    Propulsion diesel-electric, two shafts, 1,600hp

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    USNS Bold (T-AGOS-12)
    Bold 60k USNS Bold (T-AGOS-12) departing Hampton Roads, VA., date unknown.
    US Navy photo
    MSC web site
    Bold 804k USNS Bold (T-AGOS-12) lies tied up to a pier at the Washington Navy Yard, 20 May 1990. The bow of the destroyer USS Barry (DD-933) can be seen at left.
    US Navy photo by Don S. Montgomery.
    Robert Hurst
    Bold 57k USNS Bold (T-AGOS-12) moored pierside at Naval Station Rota, Spain, May 2000. Photo by Laurent LaMarche
    Bold 56k USNS Bold (T-AGOS-12) at Valletta Port, Malta ,12 June 2001. Photo by Anthony Vella, Senglea, Malta
    Bold (OSV-224)
    Bold 138k Ex-USNS Bold (T-AGOS-12) as the Environmental Protection Agency's vessel Bold (OSV-224) docked at Port Canaveral, FL, on 10 January 2009. Photo courtesy Photo courtesy of Radiofan. Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for USNS Bold (T-AGOS-12) at the US Naval Historical Center
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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