Bartlett was placed in service, but the record of her history is not summarized by Navy. The ship is mentioned in oceanographic reports and literature. For example, the ship's use in planting two acoustic sources onto the top of Cobb Seamount between 25 and 30 July 1973 for an experiment is covered in a report of the Naval Research Laboratory. In 1990 the ship spent some time in the North West Atlantic Ocean according to a data set of temperature and salinity measurements collected using CTD/XBT.Bartlett was one of two AGOR ships, the other was De Steiguer (T-AGOR 12), assigned as pool vessels for west coast Naval laboratory use according to a 1970 report.Bartlett and De Steiguer were assigned to the U.S. Naval Oceanographic Office for operation.
After being struck from the Navy List on 30 August 1993, Bartlett was approved on 26 July 1993 under the terms of the Security Assistance Program for a transfer to Morocco, where she then entered into service with the Moroccan Navy as Abou El Barakat Al Barbari.