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USNS Capable (T-AGOS-16) after removal of SURTASS and addition of AN/SPS-40 air search radar for drug interdiction operations.
Career (USA)
Name: USNS Capable (T-AGOS-16)
Awarded: 20 February 1987
Builder: Halter Marine
Laid down: 17 October 1987
Launched: 28 October 1988
In service: 9 June 1989
Out of service: 14 September 2004
Fate: Transferred to NOAA
General characteristics
Class and type: Stalwart-class Ocean Surveillance Ship
Displacement: 1565 tons (light) 2265 tons (full)
Length: 224 ft (68 m)
Beam: 43 ft (13 m)
Draft: 15 ft (4.6 m)
Complement: 20

USNS Capable (T-AGOS-16) 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 Capable is now NOAA R/V Okeanos Explorer [1].


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