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USNS Triumph (T-AGOS 4)

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USNS TRIUMPH was the fourth ship in the STALWART - class of Ocean Surveillance Ships and the second ship in the Navy to bear the name. The ships of the STALWART - class were designed to operate SURTASS (Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System) which is used for long-range detection of submarines. SURTASS provides passive detection of quiet nuclear and diesel submarines and real-time reporting of surveillance information to theater commanders.

USNS TRIUMPH was deactivated after only 10 years of service. Laid up at Suisun Bay, the ship was briefly transferred to the US Air Force as a training ship and was later returned to the Navy to be laid up at Suisun Bay again. Presently still laid up there, the TRIUMPH is scheduled to be sunk as a target.

General Characteristics:Awarded: February 13, 1981
Keel laid: January 3, 1984
Launched: September 17, 1984
Delivered: February 19, 1985
Stricken: January 6, 1995
Builder: Tacoma Boat Building, Tacoma, Wash.
Propulsion system: diesel-electric, two shafts
Propellers: two
Length: 224 feet (68.3 meters)
Beam: 43 feet (13.1 meters)
Draft: 15 feet (4.6 meters)
Displacement: approx. 2,535 tons full load
Speed: 11 knots
Armament: none
Crew: 18 civilian mariners, 15 military


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Crew List:

This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USNS TRIUMPH. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.


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The photos below were taken by me on March 27, 2010, and show the TRIUMPH laid up at Suisun Bay, Calif., waiting to be sunk as a target.



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