USNS Henson


Henson in Guantanamo Bay, January 2010
Career (USA)
Name: Henson
Namesake: Matthew Henson
Owner: United States Navy
Operator: Military Sealift Command
Awarded: 20 October 1994[1]
Builder: Halter Marine[1]
Laid down: 13 October 1995[1]
Launched: 21 October 1996[1]
In service: 20 February 1998[1]
Status: in active service, as of 2014
General characteristics
Class & type:
Displacement: 5,000 tons full 3,019 light[1]
Length: 329 ft (100 m)[1]
Beam: 58 ft (18 m)[1]
Draft: 19 ft (5.8 m)[1]
Speed: 16 kn (30 km/h)
Complement: 28 mariners/27 sponsor personnel

USNS Henson (T-AGS-63) is a Pathfinder class oceanographic survey ship. It is the fourth ship in the class. Henson is named after Matthew Henson, who accompanied Robert Peary, most famously on an expedition intended to reach the Geographic North Pole in 1909.

Henson participated in the search for the remains of the USS Bonhomme Richard off the coast of Flamborough Head, England, during the week of 10 September 2010. The survey crew is composed of oceanographers from the Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO) who planned and coordinated the U.S. Navy's participation in the search. Representatives from the U.S. Naval Academy, Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the Naval History and Heritage Command will also be aboard Henson to assist in the search and identification of found artifacts.[2]

References

External links

  • official web site



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