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Prevail (IX-537) - Training Support Vessel (TSV-1)
USNS Prevail (T-AGOS-8) (1986 - 2003)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Yankee - Romeo - Whiskey
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

Stalwart Class Ocean Surveillance Ship:
  • Laid down, 13 March 1985, at Tacoma Boat Building Co., Tacoma, WA.
  • Launched, 7 December 1985
  • Delivered to the Navy, 4 March 1986, assigned to the Military Sealift Command (MSC) and placed in service as USNS Prevail (T-AGOS-8)
  • Reclassified Miscellaneous Unclassified IX-537, 17 October 2003
  • Prevail (IX-537) / (TSV-1) is used to support fleet training operations in the Norfolk area
    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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    USNS Prevail (T-AGOS-8)
    Prevail 844k A starboard beam view of USNS Prevail (T-AGOS-8) underway 14 November 1986.
    DoD ID: # DN-SC-87-01348
    Robert Hurst
    Prevail 86k USNS Prevail (T-AGOS-8) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    MSC web site
    Prevail (IX-537) / (TSV-1)
    203k Training support vessel USNS Prevail (TSV-1) steams in the Atlantic Ocean during the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) composite unit training exercise (COMPTUEX), 14 July 2008. Prevail provides a controlled training environment to the ESG for real-time compliant boarding simulations and other training scenarios during COMPTUEX. U.S.
    US Navy photo 080714-N-3392P-028 ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 14, 2008) by MC3 Katrina Parker.
    Robert Hurst
    Prevail 497k The visit, board, search, and seizure team assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG-61) prepares to conduct a boarding exercise with the training support vessel Prevail (TSV-1). Ramage is participating in Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) 08-4 as a part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group.
    US Navy photo # 080721-N-1082Z-042 ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 21, 2008) by MC2 Jason R. Zalasky.
    MSC web site
    Prevail 1291k Members of the visit, board, search and seizure team aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG-109) board training support ship Prevail (TSV-1) during a boarding exercise. Jason Dunham is a part of Carrier Strike Group 8, which is underway conducting a composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) in the Atlantic Ocean.
    US Navy photo # 120506-N-OV802-310 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 6, 2012) by MC2 William Jamieson.
    MSC web site
    Prevail 196k Sailors from the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) approach the training support vessel Prevail (TSV-1) during a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team training exercise. Carter Hall is participating in Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) off the East Coast of the U.S. in preparation for a scheduled deployment this spring.
    US Navy photo # 130205-N-XZ031-635 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Feb. 5, 2013) by MC3 Chelsea Mandello.
    Lee Wahler
    Prevail 577k Sailors from the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG-58) board Prevail (TSV-1) during a visit, board, search and seizure training exercise. Laboon is underway conducting composite training unit exercise with the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group in preparation for an upcoming scheduled deployment.
    US Navy photo # 150109-N-AO823-069 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 10, 2015) by MC3 Michael J. Lieberknecht.
    Lee Wahler
    Prevail 339k Sailors assigned to the dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD-51) participate in a visit board search and seizure team training exercise with the training support vessel Prevail (TSV-1). Oak Hill, components of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26 MEU) are conducting a combined composite training unit exercise that is the culmination of training for the Navy-Marine Corps team and will certify them for deployment
    US Navy photo # 171125-N-TJ319-0187 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Nov. 25, 2017) by MCSN Jessica L. Dowell.
    Lee Wahler

    There is no DANFS history available for Prevail (T-AGOS-8) at the US Naval Historical Center
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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