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USNS Assertive (T-AGOS-9)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Alpha - Foxtrot - Yankee
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
National Defense Service Medal

Stalwart Class Ocean Surveillance Ship:
  • Laid down, 30 July 1985, at Tacoma Boat Building Co., Tacoma, WA.
  • Launched, 20 June 1986
  • Delivered to the Navy, 9 September 1986
  • Assigned to MSC and placed in service as USNS Assertive (T-AGOS-9)
  • Assertive (T-AGOS-9) was assigned to the MSC Pacific Special Mission Support Force
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 3 March 2004
  • Transferred to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). 31 March 2004
  • Title transferred, 11 December 2008, from NOAA to MARAD, then transferred, 17 December, 2008 to Seattle Central College, Maritime Academy for use as a training vessel.
    Displacement 1,565 t.(lt) 2,285 t.(fl)
    Length 224'
    Beam 43'
    Draft 15'
    Speed 11 kts.
    Complement 18 Civilian 15 Navy
    Propulsion diesel-electric, two shafts, 1,600hp

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    135k Ex-USNS Assertive (T-AGOS-9) alongside T/V/ E L Barlett at the Seattle Central College, Maritime Academy (part of Seattle Central Community College) , Ballard, Seattle, WA. 10 July 2009.
    Photo by Photos by Joe Mabel.
    Robert Hurst
    Assertive 293k Ex-USNS Assertive (T-AGOS-9) moored with ex- Cape Flattery (YTT-9) on Lake Union in Seattle, WA., circa 2014. Lacy Lee RM1 USN Ret
    Assertive 390
    186k Ex-USNS Assertive (T-AGOS-9) moored pierside at Lake Union Drydock Co., Seattle, WA., 2 July 2015. As of October 2012, Assertive has been listed for sale.
    Photo by Photos by Joe Mabel.
    Robert Hurst

    USNS Assertive (T-AGOS-9)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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