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USNS Invincible (T-AGM-24)
USNS Invincible (T-AGOS-10) (1987 - 2000)

Flag Hoist/International Radio Call Sign:
November - India - Yankee - Juliet
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

Stalwart Class Ocean Surveillance Ship:
  • Laid down, 2 May 1986, at Tacoma Boat Building Co., Tacoma, WA.
  • Launched, 8 November 1986
  • Delivered to the Navy, 30 January 1987, assigned to the Military Sealift Command (MSC) and placed in service as USNS Invincible (T-AGOS-10)
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 6 May 1995
  • Reclassified Range Instrumentation Ship (T-AGM-24), 4 April 2000
  • Under operational control of the US Air Force, custody retained by MSC
    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 Invincible (T-AGOS-10)
    Invincible 27k USNS Invincible (T-AGOS-10) launching, 8 November 1986, at Tacoma Boat Building Co., Tacoma, WA.
    Photo from 2011 Maritime Activity Reports.
    Tommy Trampp
    Invincible 63k USNS Invincible (T-AGOS-10) underway at Hampton Roads, date unknown.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial.
    Stan Svec
    143k Starboard quarter view of USNS Invincible (T-AGOS-10) moored at pier 4, Washington Navy Yard, 21 May 1987.
    U.S. Department of Defense photo # DN-ST-87-07046 by Don S. Montgomery, USN (Ret.)
    Robert Hurst
    Invincible 317k USNS Invincible (T-AGOS-10) passing through the open draw span of the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge on the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C., 25 May 1987.
    Defense Visual Information Center photo ID: DN-ST-87-07053 a US Navy photo by Don S. Montgomery USN, Ret.
    Robert Hurst
    Invincible 246k Port quarter view of USNS Invincible (T-AGOS-10) under way on the Anacostia River, 25 May 1987.
    Defense Visual Information Center photo ID: DN-ST-87-07054 a US Navy photo by Don S. Montgomery, USN, (Ret.)by Don S. Montgomery USN, Ret.
    National Museum of the US Navy
    USNS Invincible (T-AGM-24)
    Invincible 114k USNS Invincible (T-AGM-24) under way, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Invincible 16k USNS Invincible (T-AGM-24) while participating in the Cobra Gemini sea - and land-based radar program, circa 1998-99.
    US Navy photo.
    Robert Hurst
    433k USNS Invincible (T-AGM-24) and USNS Observation Island (T-AGM-23) (left), two MSC missile range instrumentation ships, moored next to each other at Sasebo, Japan, March 2002. This is a rare coincidence, as the two ships spend much of their time at sea. Observation Island was there for voyage repairs, and Invincible was there for a port visit.
    U.S. Navy photo
    Robert Hurst
    Invincible 253k The guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG-94) transits the Strait of Hormuz, on 19 May 2012 with USNS Invincible (T-AGM-24) and British Royal Navy ships HMS Ramsey (M110), HMS Pembroke (M107) and RFA Lyme Bay (L3007). Nitze is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.US Navy photo # 120519-N-AP176-039 STRAIT OF HORMUZ (May 19, 2012) by MC3 Jeff Atherton. Robert Hurst
    Invincible 977k Sailors in a rigid-hull inflatable boat assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG-109) approach USNS Invincible (T-AGM-24) to conduct a personnel transfer. Jason Dunham is deployed to the US 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo(121121-N-XQ375-099 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 21, 2012) by MC2 Deven B. King.
    Lee Wahler
    Invincible 282k USNS Invincible (T-AGM-24) underway during sea trials following a regularly scheduled yard period, date and location unknown.
  • Photographer Tommy Chia
  • Robert Hurst and
    Lee Wahler
    202k USNS Invincible (T-AGM-24) docked at Newport News, 27 August 2022.
    Photo by Dale Hargrave
    Dale Hargrave

    USNS Invincible (T-AGOS-10 / T-AGM-24 )
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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