I think it is Icelandic coastguard ship....
Looks like an oceanographic research ship to me. She looks to be at least 2,000 tons, but you have me stumped.
Hello,Chuck Hill is thinking in the right direction.This is a decent sized ship too,bigger than 2,000 tonnes. GrandLogistics.
Might it be one of the few vessels acquired by the US from the UK. Maybe a NOAA vessel.
Hello,someone else is getting warm. GrandLogistics.
I'm still stumped. Looks very British. I'd say close to, but probably not over 4,000 tons. 16-18 knots. Helo deck on the back.Not much in the way of weapons. Don't think it was one of the NOAA or T-AGOs ships although it is the right size.
Hello Chuck Hill,mind you don't burn yourself.You might want to look at steve's comment in the crane ship post. GrandLogistics.
Perhaps a salvage or submarine rescue vessel, rather than an oceanographic research vessel.
Can you tell us when they were built?
Looks like Steve is right, Chauvenet (T-AGS 29) and Harkness (T-AGS-32)3,540 tons (4,830 tons full load) 15 knots.
Sorry that should be Chauvenet Class.http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/ship/tags-29.htm
Both now school ships. Chauvenet in Texas and Harkness in New York.
GrandLogistics / tangosix,Perhaps you should try to "dazzle" us with a warship so brazenly camouflaged as to be indecipherable regarding its identity.
Hello steve,well done,Chavenet class she is,over 5,000 tonnes and not far off what is suggested elsewhere on this blog as a survey brig.This particular ship is Harkness.It seems unusual for the United States Navy to buy British ships.5,000 tonne + "coastal" survey vessels are not too common either.Interesting ships nonetheless.There is a picture of Chavenet here:http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/10/09102905.jpgNow to find something camouflaged. GrandLogistics.
New one on me. Then again it was the Cold War. British yards were still producing ships of reasonable quality. Perhaps US yards were busy?
Does anyone know how the Navy was able to get these ships made in the UK instead of an American Yard?
Hello Chuck Hill,in a word no.This is very unusual.GrandLogistics.
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