MV Cory Chouest
MV Cory Chouest
|Owner:||Edison Chouest Offshore|
|Acquired:||leased for 5 years by the U.S. Navy, date unknown|
|In service:||as MV Cory Chouest in 1989|
|Fate:||Returned to Louisiana for redelivery to the owners|
|Type:||ocean surveillance ship|
|Tons burthen:||5,348 tons|
|Propulsion:||two diesels, two shafts, 4,000bhp|
|Complement:||16 civilian mariners, 41 military and sponsors|
|both passive and active low frequency sonar arrays|
MV Cory Chouest is an ocean surveillance ship leased by the U.S. Navy in 1989 and assigned to the Navy’s Special Missions Program. Cory Choquest had all SURTASS equipment removed and was returned to her original owners in 2008 completing nearly 20 years of service.
Cory Chouest was acquired and modified by Edison Chouest Offshore for use by the U.S. Navy as a modified TAGOS vessel. Originally used as a research platform in conjunction with the Amy Chouest, the Cory was later modified to carry an active and passive sonar system. The vessel served until October 2008 when it went off charter.
The mission of Cory Chouest is to directly support the Navy by using both passive and active low frequency sonar arrays to detect and track undersea threats.
There is no current operational history on Cory Chouest.
Honors and awards
Cory Chouest personnel are qualified for the following medals:
- None currently noted.
There is no journal entry on Cory Chouest at DANFS.
- NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive - MV Cory Chouest
- Special Mission Program
- Military Sealift Command - Ship Inventory – MV Cory Chouest - Ocean Surveillance Ship
- Gordon D. Tyler, Jr.,″The Emergence of Low-Frequency Active Acoustics as a Critical Antisubmarine Warfare Technology", Johns Hopkins APL Technical Digest, Vol 13, No 1 (1992) p 145.
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