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USNS Rose Knot (T-AGM 14) on 28 July 1965.
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Class: SWORD KNOT (AGM 13)
Design: MC C1-M-AV1
Displacement (tons): #,###
Dimensions (feet): ###.#' x ##.#' x ##.#'
Original armament: 4-5"/38
Later armaments: (19xx) 4-20mm
Complement: ###
Speed (kts.): ##.#
Propulsion (HP): #,###
Machinery: turbines, # screw

Construction:
AGMNameOrd/AcqBuilderKeelLaunchComm/Svc
13SWORD KNOT1 Jul 1964Consolidated Steel, Wilm.1 Feb 194514 Mar 1945COM/SRV
14ROSE KNOT1 Jul 1964Pennsylvania SY13 Oct 19446 Dec 1944COM/SRV
15COASTAL SENTRY1 Jul 1964Leathem D. Smith SB9 Oct 194421 Jan 1945COM/SRV
16COASTAL CRUSADER1 Jul 1964Leathem D. Smith SB12 Apr 194524 Jun 1945COM/SRV
17TIMBER HITCH1 Jul 1964Consolidated Steel, Long B.26 Aug 194412 Oct 1944COM/SRV
18SAMPAN HITCH1 Jul 1964Walter Butler SB, Superior16 Jan 194512 Jul 1945COM/SRV

Disposition:
AGMNameTDecomm/CustStrikeDisposalFateMA Sale/Depart
13SWORD KNOTT19711 Apr 1971DISPMA15 May 1973
14ROSE KNOTT19689 Oct 196925[28] Oct 1968MA21[28] Jun 1977
15COASTAL SENTRYT19689 Oct 196920 Jun 1968MA/S--
16COASTAL CRUSADERT197130 Apr 197612 Apr 1977MA/S--
17TIMBER HITCHT19689 Oct 196925 Oct 1968MA27 Jul 1977
18SAMPAN HITCHT19689 Oct 196925 Jun 1968MA23 Apr 1973

Class Notes:
These were among ten Air Force ships assigned to MSTS by the Secretary of Defense on 16 November 1963 and directed on 1 May 1964 to be instated or reinstated in the Naval Vessel Register effective the first day of the month following the date of their acceptance by the Navy. These became T-AGM 9 to T-AGM 18. All on list 1 Jul 1964.

Ship Notes:
AGMNameMANotes
13SWORD KNOT2466(Ex SWORD KNOT, compl. 30 May 1945) To USAF 14 Mar 1957 as SWORD KNOT. To MA custody 7 Apr 1971. To buyer 22 Jun 1973.
14ROSE KNOT2335(Ex ROSE KNOT, compl. 5 May 1945) To USAF 1 Apr 1957 as ROSE KNOT (ORV-1850). To MA custody 26 Mar 1968. To buyer 4 Aug 1977 for non-transportation use, sold for scrapping 1987.
15COASTAL SENTRY2166(Ex COASTAL SENTRY, ex USS SOMERSET, AK 212, 1945, compl. 2 Nov 1945) Army COASTAL SENTRY 30 Aug 1946 to 12 Dec 1949. To USAF 29 Mar 1957 as COASTAL SENTRY. Title to MA 11 Jul 1968 at Fremantle, Australia, sold same date to BU (sale awarded 20 Jun 1968).
16COASTAL CRUSADER2174(Ex COASTAL CRUSADER, ex USS WEXFORD, AK 220, 1945, compl. 31 Dec 1945) Army PVT JOE R. HASTINGS 30 Aug 1946 to 12 Dec 1949. To USAF 13 Mar 1957 as COASTAL CRUSADER (ORV-1851). To AGS 36 1 Dec 1969 [NVR/SLM], conversion canc. [probably related to AGOR cutback program of late 1969] and to MA custody 9 Feb 1970 [permanent 1 Apr 1970 SLM, not VSC]. To buyer 2 May 1977.
17TIMBER HITCH2315(Ex TIMBER HITCH, compl. 19 Jan 1945) To USAF (title) 2 Apr 1957 as TIMBER HITCH. To MA custody 5 Feb 1968, permanent (title) transfer 25 Oct 1968. To buyer 21 Oct 1977.
18SAMPAN HITCH2133(Ex SAMPAN HITCH, compl. 5 Nov 1945) To USAF 16 Oct 1958 as SAMPAN HITCH. To MA (permanent) 25 Jun 1968. [2 MA dates, also 8 Oct 1969.] To buyer 24 May 1973.

Page Notes:
Compiled: 18 Oct 2021
© Stephen S. Roberts, 2021
Sources: DB, Maroon, NVR, VSC