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OBSERVATION ISLAND (TAGM-23) class

Country of Origin: USA

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 1 OBSERVATION ISLAND-class MISSILE RANGE INSTRUMENTATION SHIP (AGM)

 Name                 Hull No.    Launched        In Service     Status
 OBSERVATION ISLAND   TAGM-23     Aug. 15, 1953   Dec. 5, 1953   Active
   (ex-AG-154; ex-YAG-57; ex-M/V EMPIRE STATE MARINER)

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This vessel was originally laid down as a commercial cargo ship. Acquired by the Navy on Sept. 10, 1956. The OBSERVATION ISLAND was used as a Polaris and Poseidon missile test ship until placed in reserve on...

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