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USNS PATHFINDER is the first ship in a class of seven survey ships operated by the Military Sealift Command for the US Navy.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: January 30, 1991|
|Keel laid: August 18, 1992|
|Launched: October 7, 1993|
|Delivered: October 28, 1994|
|Builder: Halter Marine Inc., Moss Point, MS.|
|Propulsion system: diesel-electric, four diesels, two shafts|
|Length: 329 feet (100.3 meters)|
|Beam: 58 feet (17.7 meters)|
|Draft: 18 feet (5.5 meters)|
|Displacement: approx. 5,000 tons full load|
|Speed: 16 knots|
|Crew: 25 civilian mariners, 27 scientists|
|Homeport: not assigned|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USNS PATHFINDER. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
USNS PATHFINDER Image Gallery:
The photos below were taken by me and show the PATHFINDER at Naval Base Kiel, Germany, on June 13, 2013.
The photos below were taken by Michael Jenning and show the PATHFINDER at Naval Base Norfolk, Va., on December 26, 2021.