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T-AGOS-18 Relentless


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NOAA Gordon Gunter (R-336)

Flag Hoist/International Radio Call Sign: Whiskey - Tango - Echo - Oscar

Stalwart Class Ocean Surveillance Ship:
  • Laid down, 22 April 1988, at Halter Marine Inc., Gulfport, MS.
  • Launched, 12 May 1989
  • Delivered to the Navy, 12 January 1990
  • Assigned to the Military Sealift Command (MSC) and placed in service as USNS Relentless (T-AGOS-18)
  • Placed out of service and transferred to the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 17 March 1993
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 20 May 1993
  • Converted for NOAA service and Commissioned NOAA Research Ship Gordon Gunter (R-336), 28 August 1998, homeport, Pascagoula, MS.
    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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    Relentless 42k ex-Relentless (T-AGOS-18) moored pierside at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) pier, Norfolk, VA. Relentless had yet to be actived by NOAA when this photo was taken on 4 July 1993.
    US DOD # DNSC9305411 photo from the Defense Visual Information Center.
    Peter Westdijk
    Relentless 61k ex-Relentless (T-AGOS-18) in service as the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration research ship NOAA Relentless moored pierside at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration pier, Norfolk, VA. soon after being transferred from the US Navy to NOAA.
    US DOD photo from the Defense Visual Information Center.
    Peter Westdijk
    Relentless 48k ex-Relentless (T-AGOS-18) as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Research Ship Gordon Gunter (R-336), underway, date and place unknown. NOAA web site

    There is no DANFS history available for Relentless (T-AGOS-18) at the US Naval Historical Center web site
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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