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USNS Bold (T-AGOS-12)
USNS Vigorous (T-AGOS-12) (1989 - )

International Radio Call Sign:
November - India - Echo - Yankee
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal - Chief of Naval Operations Letter of Commendation

Stalwart Class Ocean Surveillance Ship:
  • Laid down, 13 June 1988, at Tacoma Boat Building Co., Tacoma, WA.
  • Launched, 24 May 1989
  • Delivered to the Navy, 16 October 1989, assigned to the Military Sealift Command (MSC) and placed in service as USNS Vigorous (T-AGOS-12)
  • Renamed USNS Bold (T-AGOS-12), date unknown
  • Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register, 3 March 2004
  • Transferred to the Environmental Protection Agency, 31 March 2004
  • Contract awarded, 1 September 2005, to Seaward Services Inc., Dania Beach, FL. to operate and maintain the Environmental Protection Agency's ship U.S EPA-Bold (OSV-224)
  • Sold, circa August 2013, to Seattle Central Community College Maritime Academy
    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 Bold (T-AGOS-12)
    Bold 60k USNS Bold (T-AGOS-12) departing Hampton Roads, VA., date unknown.
    US Navy photo
    MSC web site
    Bold 804k USNS Bold (T-AGOS-12) lies tied up to a pier at the Washington Navy Yard, 20 May 1990. The bow of the destroyer USS Barry (DD-933) can be seen at left.
    US Navy photo by Don S. Montgomery.
    Robert Hurst
    Bold 57k USNS Bold (T-AGOS-12) moored pierside at Naval Station Rota, Spain, May 2000. Photo by Laurent LaMarche
    Bold 56k USNS Bold (T-AGOS-12) at Valletta Port, Malta ,12 June 2001. Photo by Anthony Vella, Senglea, Malta
    U.S. EPA-Bold (OSV-224)
    154k Ex-USNS Bold (T-AGOS-12) as the Environmental Protection Agency's vessel U.S. EPA-Bold (OSV-224) at Fort Popham Beach, Phippsburg, Maine, 8 May 2008.
    Photo by Cindy Falvey, Phippsburg, Maine, USEPA Environmental-Protection-Agency.
    Robert Hurst
    138k Environmental Protection Agency's vessel U.S. EPA-Bold (OSV-224) docked at Port Canaveral, FL, on 10 January 2009.
    Photo courtesy "Radiofan" (real name not known)
    Robert Hurst
    144k Environmental Protection Agency's vessel U.S. EPA-Bold (OSV-224) moored pierside at Norfolk, VA., 14 August 2010.
    US National Archives and Records Administration. National Archives Identifier: 5998462, USEPA photo by Eric Vance
    Robert Hurst
    T/V Bold
    128k Seattle Central College Maritime Academy training vessel T/V Bold (Ex-Environmental Protection Agency's vessel U.S. EPA-Bold (OSV-224) in her berth across from Ex-USNS Assertive (T-AGOS-9) moored at Lake Union Drydock Co., Seattle, WA., 10 July 2015.
    Photo by Joe Mabel.
    Robert Hurst
    168k Seattle Central College Maritime Academy training vessel T/V Bold moored at Lake Union Drydock Co., Seattle, WA., 29 September 2015.
    Photo by Joe Mabel, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported.
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for USNS Bold (T-AGOS-12) at the US Naval Historical Center
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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