USNS Relentless (T-AGOS-18)

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NOAA Ship Gordon Gunter ex-Relentless
Career (USA)
Name: USNS Relentless (T-AGOS-18)
Owner: United States Navy
Operator: Military Sealift Command
Awarded: 20 February 1987
Builder: Halter Marine
Laid down: 22 April 1988
Launched: 12 May 1989
In service: 12 January 1990
Out of service: 17 March 1993
Struck: 20 May 1993
Fate: Transferred to NOAA
General characteristics
Class and type: Stalwart-class ocean surveillance ship
Displacement: 1,565 tons (light) 2,535 tons (full)
Length: 224 ft (68 m)
Beam: 43 ft (13 m)
Draft: 15 ft (4.6 m)
Speed: 11 knots
Complement: 33

USNS Relentless (T-AGOS-18) was a Stalwart class Modified Tactical Auxiliary General Ocean Surveillance Ship of the United States Navy.

Stalwart class ships were originally designed to collect underwater acoustical data in support of Cold war anti-submarine warfare operations in the 1980s. Ex-USNS Relentless is now National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research vessel NOAAS Gordon Gunter (R 336).[1].


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