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
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


Historical Narrative



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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)

Mission

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Milestones


Event: Vessel Name Change
Date: 9/10/1956

Vessel name changed from EMPIRE STATE MARINER to OBSERVATION ISLAND
Event: Transfer
Date: 9/10/1956

Vessel transferred from Maritime Administration to US Navy to become ballistic missle test ship OBSERVATION ISLAND
Event: Entry
Date: 1/26/1973

Vessel entered Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet, but remained US Navy-titled
Event: Acquisition
Date: 1/26/1974

MARAD took title of the vessel
Event: Transfer
Date: 4/13/1979

TRANSFERED TO Military Sealift Command
Event: Withdrawl
Date: 4/13/1979

Departed Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet
Event: Entry
Date: 3/29/2014

Vessel entered Beaumont Reserve Fleet under a reimbursable custody agreement. Title is held by US Navy.
Event: Acquisition
Date: 5/8/2014

MARAD acquired title for the vessel.
Event: Cleared Historic Review
Date: 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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