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The T-AGS-39 Class Ocean Survey Ships and Their Conversion to Schoolships

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Elements of the design, construction and later conversion of the T-AGS-39 Class Ocean Survey Ships are reviewed. The original design to a U.S. Navy Circular of Requirements is considered, presenting insight into the selection of vessel characteristics. The construction program, in concert with unique requirements, is also considered. Finally, conversion of the vessels to schoolships under the U.S. Maritime Administration, following their retirement from naval service, is dicussed.


Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: July 1, 2002

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