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USNS Shearwater (T-AG-177)
USAV FS-411 (1945 - 1964)

International Radio Call Sign:
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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

Shearwater Class Miscellaneous Auxiliary:
  • Laid down, date unknown, as FS-411 for the US Army at Hickinbotham Brothers Construction Division, Stockton, CA.
  • Delivered to the US Army in April 1945
  • Acquired by the US Navy and assigned to the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) in May 1964
  • Placed in service as the Survey Support Ship, USNS Shearwater (T-AG-177)
  • Placed out of service in February 1969 and transferred to the US Army
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 935 t.
    Length 165'
    Beam 32'
    Draft 14' 3
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 26
    Armament none
    Propulsion two 500hp GE Diesel engines, twin propellers

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    USNS Shearwater (T-AG-177)
    Shearwater 144k USNS Shearwater (T-AG-177) moored pierside, date and location unknown. Tom Kermen
    Commercial Service
    Shearwater 82k Ex-USNS Shearwater (T-AG-177) renamed FV Shearwater, moored at Norfolk outboard of ex-USCGC Tamaroa (WMEC-166) [ex-USS Zuni (ATF-95)], date unknown. Dave Shirlaw

    USNS Shearwater (T-AG-177)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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