OBSERVATION ISLAND (AG-154/T-AGM-23)


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Year Built
1954
Official Number
267046
Shipyard
New York Shipbuilding Corporation
General Type
Military
Specific Type
AGM Missile Range Instrumentation Ship
MARAD Type
C4-S-1a
Ship Length
564 feet
Beam
76 feet
Mast Height
--
Net Tons
5400 tons
Gross Tons
9200 tons
Cargo Capacity
737000 square feet
Draft, Summer
31 tons
Draft, Lightweight
--
Displacement, Summer
16076 tons
Displacement, Lightweight
12978 tons
Immersion, Summer
--
Immersion, Lightweight
--
Fate
Sold - Scrap

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Vessel Name History

1954 - 1956: Empire State Mariner
1956 - present: Observation Island (AG-154/T-AGM-23)


Vessel Name History

EMPIRE STATE MARINER

OBSERVATION ISLAND (AG-154/T-AGM-23)

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Vessel Name Change
9/10/1956 Vessel name changed from EMPIRE STATE MARINER to OBSERVATION ISLAND
Transfer
9/10/1956 Vessel transferred from Maritime Administration to US Navy to become ballistic missle test ship OBSERVATION ISLAND
Entry
1/26/1973 Vessel entered Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet, but remained US Navy-titled
Acquisition
1/26/1974 MARAD took title of the vessel
Transfer
4/13/1979 TRANSFERED TO Military Sealift Command
Withdrawl
4/13/1979 Departed Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet
Entry
3/29/2014 Vessel entered Beaumont Reserve Fleet under a reimbursable custody agreement. Title is held by US Navy.
Acquisition
5/8/2014 MARAD acquired title for the vessel.
Cleared Historic Review
7/10/2015 MARAD and the Texas Historical Commission agreed that the vessel was not eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

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