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USNS Melville (AGOR 14) on 9 July 1969.
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Design: SCB 710.66 #
Displacement (tons): 1,520 light, 1,915 full
Dimensions (feet): 245' oa, 220' wl x 46' e/wl x 16' max nav
Original armament: 4-5"/38
Later armaments: (19xx) 4-20mm
Complement: accommodations for 36 officers and 33 enlisted
Speed (kts.): ##.#
Propulsion (HP): #,###
Machinery: Diesel, 3 propellers

14MELVILLE30 Sep 1966Defoe12 Jul 196710 Jul 196827 Aug 1969
15KNORR30 Sep 1966Defoe9 Aug[Sep] 196721 Aug 196814 Jan 1970

AGORNameTInactStrikeDisposalFateMA Sale
14MELVILLETDECOM24 Oct 201412 Jan 2016Trf--
15KNORRTDECOM31 Dec 201412 Nov 2015Trf--
19unnamedT----24 Feb 1969Canc.--
20unnamedT----24 Feb 1969Canc.--

Class Notes:
Listed as SCB 710.66 but were radically different from AGOR 12-13 (SCB 710.65) in many ways including their use of cycloidal propellers, one forward and one [two?] aft.

Ship Notes:
14MELVILLEFY 1966. Loaned to Scripps Institute of Oceanography. To Philippines as GREGORIO VELASQUEZ (AGR 702)
15KNORRFY 1966. Loaned to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. To Mexico as RIO TECOLUTLA (BI 08)
19unnamedFY 1968.
20unnamedFY 1968.

Page Notes:
Compiled: 19 Oct 2021
© Stephen S. Roberts, 2021
Sources: DB, Maroon