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OBSERVATION ISLAND (AGM 23)
(ex - MA 28, YAG 57, EMPIRE STATE MARINER (AG 154))
MISSILE RANGE INSTRUMENTATION SHIP
VESSEL STATUS
Class: AGM 23 UIC: 03952
Status: Disposed of by Navy title transfer to the Maritime Administration Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 05/08/2014 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force:
Builder: New York Shipbuilding Corp.
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 06/01/1951 Commission Date: 12/15/1958
Keel Date: 09/15/1952 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 08/15/1953 Decommission Date: 01/01/1972
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) 60.8 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
14.0
Delivery Date: 02/24/1954 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) 60.3 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date: 03/31/2014
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 564 ft Waterline Length: 528 ft
Extreme Beam: 76 ft Waterline Beam: 76 ft
Max Navigational Draft: 30 ft Draft Limit: 27 ft
Light Displacement: 12978 tons Full Displacement: 16076 tons
Dead Weight: 3098 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, steel superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 1
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Steam Turbines
Accommodations: Officers: 92
Enlisted: 465
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian:
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments:
Last Updated: 10/15/2015
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