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Agate Pass (YTT-12)

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

National Defense Service Medal

Cape Flattery Class Torpedo Trial Craft:
  • Built by McDermott Shipyards, Amelia, LA (YN 290)
  • Contract awarded, 07 December 1988
  • Laid down, 18 September 1989
  • Launched, 06 September 1990
  • Delivered and placed in service as Agate Pass (YTT-12), 30 October 1992
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 13 August 1999
  • Disposed of by transfer to the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 31 January 2000
  • Commissioned as NOAA Ship Nancy Foster (R-352), 10 May 2004
  • Currently active, homeported at Charleston, SC
    Displacement 1168 tons (fl)
    Length 186'
    Beam 40'
    Draft 11' (max.)
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    one Cummins KTA 50 turbocharged diesel
    one shaft, 1250bhp
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    Agate Pass 57k Ex-Agate Pass (YTT-12) in service as the NOAA research ship Nancy Foster (R-352) underway, date and place unknown. NOAA web site
    Agate Pass 187k Ex-Agate Pass (YTT-12) in service as the NOAA research ship Nancy Foster (R-352) sailing on the Savannah River, GA, 05 May 2008.
    Photo by "Captain Peter," via
    Dave Wright
    Agate Pass 220k Ex-Agate Pass (YTT-12) in service as the NOAA research ship Nancy Foster (R-352) moored at Charleston, SC, 19 June 2010.
    Photo by "Captain Ted," via
    Dave Wright

    There is no DANFS history available for Agate Pass (YTT-12) at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S, Navy Memorial Foundation

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