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USNS Worthy (T-AGOS-14) at Washington Navy Yard, 1989.
Career (United States)
Name: USNS Worthy (T-AGOS-14)
Ordered: April 5, 1985
Builder: VT Halter Marine, Inc.
Laid down: April 3, 1986
Launched: February 6, 1988
Struck: May 20, 1993
Fate: Transferred in 1995 to the United States Army
Career (United States Army)
Name: USAV Worthy (T-AGOS-14)
Acquired: 1995
Status: in active service, as of 2013
General characteristics
Displacement: 1,565 t.(lt) 2,535 t.(fl)
Length: 224 ft (68 m)
Beam: 43 ft (13 m)
Draught: 15 ft (4.6 m)
Propulsion: diesel-electric, two shafts, 1,600 hp
Speed: 11 knots (20 km/h; 13 mph)

The USAV Worthy (T-AGOS-14) is a Missile Range Instrumentation Ship operated by the United States Army. The USAV Worthy was a Stalwart class Modified Tactical Auxiliary General Ocean Surveillance Ship of the United States Navy.

History

Stalwart class ships were originally designed to collect underwater acoustical data in support of Cold War anti-submarine warfare operations in the 1980s. USNS Worthy was struck from the Navy registry in 1993 and modified to be Kwajalein Mobile Range Safety System (KMRSS) Worthy, a missile range instrumentation ship at Kwajalein Atoll's Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site, operated by the United States Army.[1][2]

US Army Vessel Worthy as Kwajalein Mobile Range Safety System, October 1995.

References

  1. ^ GlobalSecurity.org: T-AGOS 1 Stalwart
  2. ^ hazegray.org – World Navies Today: US Army

External links

  • NVR
  • KMRSS
  • NavSource


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