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USS/USNS Vanguard (T-AGM 19) on 1 November 1967 at Bermuda in her original configuration.
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Class: VANGUARD (AGM 19)
Design: MC T2-SE-A2
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:
AGMNameAcqBuilderKeelLaunchSvc
19VANGUARD28 Sep 1964Marinship26 Aug 194323 Nov 194328 Feb 1966
20REDSTONE19 Oct 1964Marinship26 Nov 194328 Feb 194430 Jun 1966
21MERCURY28 Oct 1964Marinship30 Jul 194314 Oct 194316 Sep 1965

Disposition:
AGMNameTOOS/CustStrikeDisposalFateMA Sale/Depart
19VANGUARDT30 Mar 199813 Dec 199929 Nov 2001MA/T23 Oct 2013/D
20REDSTONET6 Aug 19937 Dec 199317 Nov 1995Navy sale--
21MERCURYT196928 Apr 197029 Oct 1969MA23 Jun 1970

Class Notes:
Three names were assigned on 8 Apr 1965 but these were replaced with names more closely associated with the space program on 1 Sep 1965.

Ship Notes:
AGMNameMANotes
19VANGUARD1274(ex-T-AO 122) (ex USNS MUSCLE SHOALS 1 Sep 1965, ex MISSION SAN FERNANDO 8 Apr 1965, compl. 29 Feb 1944). To MSTS from JRRF 28 Sep 1964. To AG 194 on 30 Sep 1980 to replace AG 153. To MA custody 12 Jun 1998. Departed 23 Oct 2013 under sales contract.
20REDSTONE1280(ex-AO 114) (ex USNS JOHNSTOWN 1 Sep 1965, ex MISSION DE PALA 8 Apr 1965, compl. 22 Apr 1944). To MSTS from Beaumont reserve fleet 19 Oct 1964. Launched 18 Nov 1964 after lengthening. To MA custody in JRRF 6 Aug 1993. To buyer from JRRF 30 Jan 1996 following Navy sale.
21MERCURY1272(ex-T-AO 126) (ex USNS FLAGSTAFF 1 Sep 1965,ex MISSION SAN JUAN 8 Apr 1965, compl. 31 Jan 1944). To MSTS from Beaumont reserve fleet 28 Oct 1964. Launched 19 Nov 1964 after lengthening. Title to MA 29 Oct 1969. [Strike from SLM -- this is the sale date in other listings.] To Matson 23 Jun 1970 under exchange program. Converted by Matson to bulker KOPAA 31 Mar 1971. Sold Oct 1984 to BU in Taiwan.

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