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USNS Silas Bent (AGS 26) on 7 July 1965
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Class: SILAS BENT (AGS 26)
Design: SCB 276, later 728.yr (medium)
Displacement (tons): 1,935 light, 2,580 full
Dimensions (feet): 285' oa, 265' wl x 48' x 15' max nav
Original armament: 4-5"/38
Later armaments: (19xx) 4-20mm
Complement: Accommodations for 44 officers and 34 enlisted
Speed (kts.): ##.#
Propulsion (HP): #,###
Machinery: Diesel electric, 1 screw

Construction:
AGSNameOrdBuilderKeelLaunchSvc
26SILAS BENT23 May 1963Am. SB, Lorain2 Mar 196416 May 196423 Jul 1965
27KANE5 Feb 1964Christy19 Dec 196420 Nov 196519 May 1967
33WILKES27 Sep 1967Defoe18 Jul 196831 Jul 196928 Jun 1971
34WYMAN27 Sep 1967Defoe18 Jul 196830 Oct 19693 Nov 1971

Disposition:
AGSNameTInact (OOS)StrikeDisposalFateMA Sale/Depart
26SILAS BENTT28 Oct 199928 Oct 199928 Oct 1999Trf--
27KANET31 Mar 200114 Mar 200114 Mar 2001Trf--
33WILKEST29 Aug 1995[none in NVR]29 Sep 1995Trf--
34WYMANT10 Mar 19973 May 199928 Jul 2001MA/T28 Jan 2014

Class Notes:
On 1 Jan 19## CNO directed the construction of ....

Ship Notes:
AGSNameMANotes
26SILAS BENTFY 1963. To MSTS 24 Sep 1965. To Turkey as ÇEŞME [trf 29 Sep 1999 NVR/PHS, strike is OK].
27KANEFY 1964. To Turkey as ÇANDARLI.
33WILKESFY 1967. To Tunisia as KHEIREDDINE [29 Aug 1995 PHS].
34WYMANFY 1967. Transferred Nov 1974 to MSC Pacific for shipyard modifications and replacement of its survey equipment, allowing her to perform similar data mapping functions as those performed by USNS H.H. HESS (T-AGS 38) along with the earlier BOWDITCH and DUTTON (T-AGS 21-22)to support the Trident Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarine force. WYMAN returned to MSC Atlantic in mid-1975. To MA custody 26 Mar 2001. Departed SBRF 4 Mar 2014. BU complete 1 Oct 2014.

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