Ocean Surveillance Ships

Conduct Surveillance Towed Array Sensory System (SURTASS) operations.
 

Characteristics

Length: 234.5 ft
Beam: 93.5 ft
Displacement: 3,384 tons
Speed: 10 knots
Civilian: 24-26
Military: 8-22

Government-owned

Ships

USNS Victorious (T-AGOS 19)
USNS Able (T-AGOS 20)
USNS Effective (T-AGOS 21)
USNS Loyal (T-AGOS 22)

 
Characteristics

Length: 281.6 ft
Beam: 95.8 ft
Displacement: 5,730 tons
Speed: 12 knots
Civilian: 26
Military: 10-20

Government-owned

Ship

USNS Impeccable (T-AGOS 23)

Ship Photos

In this file photo, sailors assigned to the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team of the guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) depart the Military Sealift Command ocean surveillance ship USNS Able (T-AGOS 20) after completing a VBSS drill aboard the vessel, May, 31, 2009. Mustin is one of seven Arleigh Burke-class destroyers assigned to Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15 and operates from Yokosuka, Japan.
USNS Impeccable
USNS Able
USNS Able
 
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