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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"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion two diesel engines, two propellers, 740hp

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    USS Deer Island (YAG-62)
    Deer Island 320k Deer Island (YAG-62) underway, date and location unknown. Stan Svec
    ARM Hondo (BI-06)
    Deer Island 23k Hondo (BI-06) underway, date and location unknown. Dave Wright

    There is no DANFS history available for Deer Island (YAG-62) at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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