USNS Bowditch (T-AGS-62)

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USNS Bowditch at sea
USNS Bowditch at Sea
Name: USNS Bowditch (T-AGS 62)
Owner: United States Navy
Operator: Military Sealift Command
Awarded: 29 May 1992
Builder: Halter Marine
Laid down: 16 June 1993
Launched: 15 October 1994
In service: 19 July 1996
Status: in active service, as of 2024
General characteristics
Class and type: Pathfinder-class survey ship
Displacement: 4,762 long tons
Length: 329 ft (100 m)
Beam: 58 ft (18 m)
Draft: 19 ft (5.8 m)
Speed: 16.0 knots
Complement: 26 Civilian Personal/27 military sponsor personnel

USNS Bowditch (T-AGS 62) is a Pathfinder class oceanographic survey ship. She is the third ship in the class. The USNS Bowditch is a part of a 29 ship Special Mission Ship program and operates in the South China Sea. She is named after Nathaniel Bowditch, generally regarded as the founding father of modern navigation and oceanography.


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