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Deer Island (YAG-62)
Self-propelled Steel-hulled Miscellaneous Auxiliary Service Craft:
Built by Halter Marine, New Orleans, LA (YN 129) as the oil field supply vessel MV Deer Island (ON 503425)
Delivered to Island Boats, Inc., New Orleans, LA, 1966
Sold to Marine Acoustical Services, Inc., Miami, FL and renamed RV Paul Langevin II, 1970
Sold to Litton Systems, Inc, Biloxi, MS, name reverted to RV Deer Island, 1974
Acquired by the US Navy for service as an acoustic research ship in noise reduction trials, designated YAG-62, 15 March 1983
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Transferred through the Security Assistance Program (SAP) to Mexico, 2 August 1996
Initially renamed ARM Rio Hondo (A-26)
Converted by Mexico to a survey ship, redesignated (H-08), 1999
Renamed ARM Hondo (BI-06), date unknown
Current Disposition, active in Mexican Navy as survey vessel, based at Coatzacoalcos
Displacement 172 gross tons
Length 112.9' (120' 1' overall)
Beam 27' 9"
Draft 6' 9"
Propulsion two diesel engines, two propellers, 740hp
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|USS Deer Island (YAG-62)
||Deer Island (YAG-62) underway, date and location unknown.
|ARM Hondo (BI-06)
||Hondo (BI-06) underway, date and location unknown.
There is no DANFS history available for Deer Island (YAG-62) at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
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Last Updated 05 June 2015
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