USNS Worthy (T-AGOS-14)
USNS Worthy (T-AGOS-14) at Washington Navy Yard, 1989.
|Name:||USNS Worthy (T-AGOS-14)|
|Ordered:||April 5, 1985|
|Builder:||VT Halter Marine, Inc.|
|Laid down:||April 3, 1986|
|Launched:||February 6, 1988|
|Struck:||May 20, 1993|
|Fate:||Transferred in 1995 to the United States Army|
|Name:||USAV Worthy (T-AGOS-14)|
|Status:||in active service, as of 2013|
|Displacement:||1,565 t.(lt) 2,535 t.(fl)|
|Length:||224 ft (68 m)|
|Beam:||43 ft (13 m)|
|Draught:||15 ft (4.6 m)|
|Propulsion:||diesel-electric, two shafts, 1,600 hp|
|Speed:||11 knots (20 km/h; 13 mph)|
The USAV Worthy (T-AGOS-14) is a Missile Range Instrumentation Ship operated by the United States Army. The USAV Worthy was a Stalwart-class Modified Tactical Auxiliary General Ocean Surveillance Ship of the United States Navy.
The Stalwart-class ocean surveillance ships were succeeded by the longer Victorious-class ocean surveillance ships. Worthy had an overall length of 224 feet (68 m) and a length of 203 feet 6 inches (62.03 m) at its waterline. It had a beam of 43 feet (13 m) and a draft of 15 feet (4.6 m). The surveillance ship had a displacement of 1,600 tonnes (1,600 long tons; 1,800 short tons) at light load and 2,301 tonnes (2,265 long tons; 2,536 short tons) at full load. It was powered by a diesel-electric system of four Caterpillar D-398 diesel-powered generators and two General Electric 550 metric horsepower (540 shp; 400 kW) electric motors. This produced a total of 3,200 metric horsepower (3,200 shp; 2,400 kW) that drove two shafts. It had a gross register tonnage of 1,584 and a deadweight tonnage of 786.
The Stalwart-class ocean surveillance ships had maximum speeds of 11 knots (20 km/h; 13 mph). They were built to be fitted with the Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System (SURTASS) system. The ship had an endurance of thirty days. It had a range of 3,000 miles (2,600 nmi; 4,800 km) and a speed of 11 knots (20 km/h; 13 mph). Its complement was between thirty-two and forty-seven. Its hull design was similar to that of the Powhatan-class fleet ocean tugs.
Stalwart-class ships were originally designed to collect underwater acoustical data in support of Cold War anti-submarine warfare operations in the 1980s. USNS Worthy was struck from the Navy registry in 1993 and modified to be Kwajalein Mobile Range Safety System (KMRSS) Worthy, a missile range instrumentation ship at Kwajalein Atoll's Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site, operated by the United States Army.
- Norman Polmar (2005). The Naval Institute Guide to the Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet. Naval Institute Press. p. 617. ISBN 978-1-59114-685-8.
- GlobalSecurity.org: T-AGOS 1 Stalwart
- hazegray.org – World Navies Today: US Army