The Info List - USNS Bold (T-AGOS-12)

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The Ocean Survey Vessel (OSV) Bold was operated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Originally commissioned as the USNS Victorious, it was renamed USNS Bold (T-AGOS-12)
USNS Bold (T-AGOS-12)
and was a Stalwart-class Auxiliary General Ocean Surveillance Ship of the [Military Sealift Command of the United States Navy, as designated by the "T" preface to her AGOS classification].[1] Stalwart class ships were originally designed to collect underwater acoustical data in support of Cold war
Cold war
anti-submarine warfare operations in the 1980s. The ship was transferred to the EPA in 2004. The ship is equipped with sidescan sonar, underwater video, water and sediment sampling instruments in study of ocean and coastline. One of the major missions of the Bold is to monitor sites where materials are dumped from dredging operations in U.S. ports for ecological impact.[2][3] In 2013, the Bold was awarded to Seattle Central Community College
Seattle Central Community College
(SCCC) by the General Services Administration. SCCC demonstrated in a competition that they would put it to the highest and best purpose, and acquired the ship at a cost of $5,000.[4] However, by 2015 SCCC had failed to develop the plans for the BOLD which they had pledged to the GSA to implement and as such GSA placed the ship for sale to the general public. By the middle of the year the ship was auctioned to an undisclosed party who moved the ship to Lake Union Drydock in Seattle for layberthing. The ship has since been placed for sale on eBay for $4M.

USNS Bold (T-AGOS-12)
USNS Bold (T-AGOS-12)
at the Washington Navy Yard


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^ Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Navy (various editions) published by U.S. Naval Institute, Annapolis, MD ^ "About the OSV Bold". EPA. pp. EPA 842–F–05–004. Retrieved 2009-01-17.  ^ "OSV Bold". Brochure. EPA. Retrieved 2009-01-17.  ^ Long, Katherine. "What a $5,000 deal: Seattle Central gets former Navy ship Local News". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 

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Stalwart-class ocean surveillance ships

Stalwart Contender Vindicator Triumph Assurance Persistent Indomitable Prevail Assertive Invincible Dauntless / Audacious Vigorous / Bold Adventurous Worthy Titan Capable Intrepid / Tenacious Relentless

Other operators

 United States Navy

Vindicator Persistent

 United States Army


United States EPA


United States NOAA

McArthur II (ex-Indomitable) Ka'imimoana (ex-Titan) Hi'ialakai (ex-Vindicator) Oscar Elton Sette (ex-Adventurous) Gordon Gunter (ex-Relentless) Okeanos Explorer (ex-Capable)

 Royal New Zealand Navy

Resolution (ex-Tenacious)

 Portuguese Navy

Dom Carlos I (ex-Audacious) Almirante Gago Coutinho (ex-Assurance)

Preceded by: None Followed by: Victorious class

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