Oceanographic Survey Ships

Support worldwide oceanography programs, including performing acoustical, biological, physical and geophysical surveys.
 

Characteristics

Length: 328.5 ft
Beam: 58 ft
Displacement: 5,000 tons
Speed: 16 knots
Civilian: 24
Military: 27

Government-owned

Ships

USNS Pathfinder (T-AGS 60)
USNS Bowditch (T-AGS 62)
USNS Henson (T-AGS 63)
USNS Bruce C. Heezen (T-AGS 64)
USNS Mary Sears (T-AGS 65)

 
Characteristics

Length: 353 ft
Beam: 58 ft
Displacement: 5,000 tons
Speed: 16 knots
Civilian: 24
Military: 27

Government-owned

Ship

USNS Maury (T-AGS 66)

Ship Photos

USNS Henson
USNS Pathfinder
The USNS Bowditch oceanographic survey ship at sea. U.S. Navy photo
USNS Maury
USNS Maury
The USNS Howard O. Lorenzen (T-AGM-25) passes Astoria, Ore., as it departs the Columbia River into the Pacific Ocean, May 16, 2014. The USNS Howard O. Lorenzen is named for the late Naval Research Laboratory electrical engineer who was instrumental in the creation of the electronic intelligence capabilities of the United States. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Mosley)
 
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