USN GOSPORT IX517 - IMO 7742152
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|Robert J Smith on Jul 28, 2012 11:17 (5 years ago)|
Thanks for the additional info Reg, much appreciated.
|REG on Jul 21, 2012 23:48 (5 years ago)|
|The name of this vessel was R/V Gosport, and she was formerly USNS Thomas G. Thompson (T-AGOR-9), she was owned by the Norfolk Naval Shipyard and operated by Trinity Management. She did odd jobs for the U.S. Navy, and was eventually laid up, and then sunk as a target, in 2004.|
|Robert J Smith on Jun 15, 2006 16:07 (11 years ago)|
Thanks, much appreciated.
|rd77 on Jun 15, 2006 08:35 (11 years ago)|
I also found more or less the same on http://www.hazegray.org/worldnav/usa/aux_othr.htm
"Gosport (Robert D. Conrad class) oceanographic research/survey ship
Displacement: approx. 1,300 tons full load
Dimensions: 209 x 37 x 14 feet/63.7 x 11.3 x 4.3 meters
Propulsion: Diesel-electric, 1 shaft, 10,000 shp, 13.5 knots
Crew: 14 + 27 mission crew
Concept/Program: Last of a class of small AGORs, now operated as a general research/survey and trials support ship under the control of Norfolk Naval Shipyard and available for charter or contract operation. She is the largest operational vessel under the control of a naval base.
Formerly R/V Thomas G. Thompson (AGOR 9); taken out of service in 1989, redesignated IX 517 and named Pacific Escort as a trials escort/utility vessel at Mare Island Naval Shipyard. Following closure of that base in 1995 she was acquired by Norfolk Naval Shipyard, renamed Gosport, and refurbished for continued service.
Builders: Marinette Marine, WI.
Number Name Year FLT Homeport Group Notes
IX 517 Gosport 1965/95 ATL Norfolk NNSY"
only the update with her demise was missing...
|Robert J Smith on Jun 09, 2006 15:13 (11 years ago)|
I've searched everywhere for this information, brilliant.
|Anthony Vella on Jun 08, 2006 17:10 (11 years ago)|
Photo of ex USNS Thomas G.Thompson T-AGOR 9.
R D.Conrad class oceanographic research vessel.
Laid down 12 Sept 1963 at Martinette Marine, Martinette W.I.
Launched on 18 July 1964.
Delivered to the US Navy on 1 Aug 1965.
Leased to the University of Washington on 21 Sept 1965.
Returned to the Navy date unknown.
Reclassified as Unclassified Miscellaneous vessel and renamed M/V Pacific Escort IX 517 and again renamed R/V Gosport IX 517 in 1995 as a multipurpose research vessel.
Struck from Naval Register on 27 Feb 2004.
Sank 14 Nov 2004 as part of NATO exercise.
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