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'''USNS ''Henson'' (T-AGS-63)''' is a [[Pathfinder class survey ship|''Pathfinder'' class]] oceanographic survey ship. It is the fourth ship in the class. ''Henson'' is named after [[Matthew Henson]], who accompanied [[Robert Peary]], most famously on an expedition intended to reach the Geographic North Pole in 1909.
 
'''USNS ''Henson'' (T-AGS-63)''' is a [[Pathfinder class survey ship|''Pathfinder'' class]] oceanographic survey ship. It is the fourth ship in the class. ''Henson'' is named after [[Matthew Henson]], who accompanied [[Robert Peary]], most famously on an expedition intended to reach the Geographic North Pole in 1909.
   
''Henson'' participated in the search for the remains of the {{USS|Bonhomme Richard|1765|6}} off the coast of [[Flamborough Head]], England, during the week of 10 September 2010. The survey crew is composed of oceanographers from the [[Naval Oceanographic Office]] (NAVOCEANO) who planned and coordinated the U.S. Navy's participation in the search. Representatives from the U.S. Naval Academy, Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the [[Naval History and Heritage Command]] will also be aboard ''Henson'' to assist in the search and identification of found artifacts.<ref name="NNS100911-07">{{cite news|title=Navy Searches for John Paul Jones' Ship|url=http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=55874|publisher=Navy News Service|date=11 September 2010|accessdate=14 September 2010}}</ref>
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''Henson'' participated in the search for the remains of the {{USS|Bonhomme Richard|1765|6}} off the coast of Flamborough Head, England, during the week of 10 September 2010. The survey crew is composed of oceanographers from the [[Naval Oceanographic Office]] (NAVOCEANO) who planned and coordinated the U.S. Navy's participation in the search. Representatives from the U.S. Naval Academy, Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the [[Naval History and Heritage Command]] will also be aboard ''Henson'' to assist in the search and identification of found artifacts.<ref name="NNS100911-07">{{cite news|title=Navy Searches for John Paul Jones' Ship|url=http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=55874|publisher=Navy News Service|date=11 September 2010|accessdate=14 September 2010}}</ref>
   
 
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*[http://www.msc.navy.mil/inventory/ships.asp?ship=103&type=OceanographicSurveyShip USNS ''Henson'' official web site]
 
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USNS Henson (T-AGS-63)
USNS Henson (T-AGS-63) 2010.jpg
Henson in Guantanamo Bay, January 2010
Career (USA)
Name: Henson
Namesake: Matthew Henson
Owner: United States Navy
Operator: Military Sealift Command
Awarded: 20 October 1994[1]
Builder: Halter Marine[1]
Laid down: 13 October 1995[1]
Launched: 21 October 1996[1]
In service: 20 February 1998[1]
Status: in active service, as of 2021
General characteristics
Class & type: Pathfinder-class survey ship
Displacement: 5,000 tons full 3,019 light[1]
Length: 329 ft (100 m)[1]
Beam: 58 ft (18 m)[1]
Draft: 19 ft (5.8 m)[1]
Speed: 16 kn (30 km/h)
Complement: 28 mariners/27 sponsor personnel

USNS Henson (T-AGS-63) is a Pathfinder class oceanographic survey ship. It is the fourth ship in the class. Henson is named after Matthew Henson, who accompanied Robert Peary, most famously on an expedition intended to reach the Geographic North Pole in 1909.

Henson participated in the search for the remains of the USS Bonhomme Richard off the coast of Flamborough Head, England, during the week of 10 September 2010. The survey crew is composed of oceanographers from the Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO) who planned and coordinated the U.S. Navy's participation in the search. Representatives from the U.S. Naval Academy, Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the Naval History and Heritage Command will also be aboard Henson to assist in the search and identification of found artifacts.[2]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 "USNS Henson". Naval Vessel Register. http://www.nvr.navy.mil/nvrships/details/AGS63.htm. Retrieved 14 September 2010. 
  2. "Navy Searches for John Paul Jones' Ship". Navy News Service. 11 September 2010. http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=55874. Retrieved 14 September 2010. 

External links[]

Henson on the Potomac River, November 1998



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