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OBSERVATION ISLAND (AGM 23)
(ex-MA 28, YAG 57, EMPIRE STATE MARINER (AG 154))

MISSILE RANGE INSTRUMENTATION SHIP

UIC:03952
Class:AGM 23 Fleet:
Status:Disposed of by Navy title transfer to the Maritime Administration Homeport:
Date status changed:05/08/2014 Berth:
Maintenance Category:
Force: MARAD Type:
Builder: NEW YORK SB CORP
Delivery Date:02/24/1954
Award Date:06/01/1951 Age (since delivery) (At time of disposal):60.3 years
Keel Date:09/15/1952 Commission Date:12/15/1958
Launch Date:08/15/1953 Inactivation Date:
Age (since launch)(At time of disposal)60.8 years Decommission Date:01/01/1972
Years from Commission to Decommission: 13.0
Stricken Date: 03/31/2014

Overall Length: 564 ft Waterline Length:528 ft
Extreme Beam:76 ft Waterline Beam:76 ft
Maximum 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.
Number of Propellers: 1
Number of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Steam Turbines
Accommodations: Officers: 92 Enlisted: 465

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