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USNS Harkness (AGS 32).
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Class: CHAUVENET (AGS 29)
Design: SCB 723.yr (large)
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:
AGSNameOrdBuilderKeelLaunchSvc
29CHAUVENET19 Aug 1966Fairfield, Glasgow, UK24 May 196713 May 196813 Nov 1970
32HARKNESS19 Aug 1966Fairfield, Glasgow, UK30 Jun 196712 Jun 196829 Jan 1971

Disposition:
AGSNameTInactStrikeDisposalFateMA Sale
29CHAUVENETT7 Nov 199230 Nov 199216 Feb 1994MA/T--
32HARKNESST15 Mar 199315 Mar 199316 Feb 1994MA/T15 Sep 2017

Class Notes:
Listed as SCB 708.yr in the FY 1965 and 1966 program brochures. [MARAD design number assigned Aug 1997.]

Ship Notes:
AGSNameMANotes
29CHAUVENETFY 1965. To MA custody in BRF 7 Nov 1992. Conversion to Texas Maritime Academy training ship TEXAS CLIPPER II to replace ex-EXCAMBION begun 1994, returned to BRF from conversion 2 Oct 1995 and renamed TEXAS CLIPPER II, custody of ship trf. by MA 25 May 1996 upon arrival at Galveston. Began conversion Mar 2006, renamed PACIFIC COLLECTOR 24 Aug 2006 as a mobile sensor platform operated by MARAD for the Missile Defense Agency to track both test interceptors and target missiles. Based at Portland, Ore, with PACIFIC TRACKER (ex BEAVER STATE, ACS 10).
32HARKNESSFY 1966. To MA custody in JRRF 29 Mar 1993 and renamed STATE OF MAINE Mar/Apr 1993. Conversion to training ship for the Maine Maritime Academy begun 1994 at the former Brooklyn Navy Yard but performance was unsatisfactory and the contract was terminated in 1995. The conversion was then abandoned when a more suitable vessel, ex-TANNER (AGS 40), became available. Retained in the NDRF as a source of spares for the British-built ex-CHAUVENET. Departed JRRF 8 Jan 2001 and arrived at SUNY Maritime 10 Jan 2001 as static training platform while EMPIRE STATE was on loan to the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. After EMPIRE STATE returned from its MMA training cruise HARKNESS moved to MMA on 28 Feb 2001 to serve as static trainer there while SS CAPE BON was being prepared to serve as the school's seagoing training vessel (began refit 14 Jan 2001, later reassigned). Returned to JRRF 6 Jun 2001. Departed 19 Oct 2017 under recycling contract. BU complete 16 Feb 2018.

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