USNS Persistent (T-AGOS-6)

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For ships with similar names, see USS Persistent.
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USNS Persistent (T-AGOS-6)
Career (USA)
Awarded: 13 February 1981
Builder: Tacoma Boatbuilding Company
Laid down: 22 October 1984
Launched: 6 April 1985
In service: 14 August 1985
Out of service: 12 October 1994
Struck: 6 January 1995
Fate: Transferred to Great Lakes Maritime Academy
General characteristics
Class & type: Stalwart-class ocean surveillance ship
Displacement: 1,565 tons (light) 2,535 tons (full)
Length: 224 ft (68 m)
Beam: 43 ft (13 m)
Draft: 15 ft (4.6 m)
Speed: 11 knots (20 km/h; 13 mph)

USNS Persistent (T-AGOS-6) 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 Persistent is now T/S State of Michigan owned by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration and assigned to the Great Lakes Maritime Academy, Traverse City, Michigan.[1]

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