USNS H. H. Hess TAGS-38
Oceanographic Unit Three


Ship Portraits

Namesake

USNS H.H. Hess T-AGS-38 was named in honor of Harry Hammond Hess (1906-1969).

SS Canada Mail
The Original Incarnation of USNS Hess

Submitted courtesy of Bennett Scharf. Original source unknown, but obviously copied from a book.

SS Canada Mail

Photo from Navsource.

SS Canada Mail

Photo from Navsource.

SS Canada Mail

SS Canada Mail (or its twin SS Oregon Mail) from an American Mail Lines sales brochure c. 1971.

USNS Hess T-AGS-38

Date and location unknown. Photo from Bennett Scharf.

USNS Hess T-AGS-38

At Elliott Bay, looking toward Seattle. Date unknown. Photo from Carl Friberg.

USNS Hess T-AGS-38

Date unknown, appears to be at Port Canaveral. Original source unknown.

USNS Hess T-AGS-38

From a commercial post catrd. Date and location unknown.

USNS Hess T-AGS-38

US Maritime Administration (MARAD) status card. Original source unknown.

USNS Hess T-AGS-38 at Sea

Photo furnished by Phil Brooks, originally taken by Grant Brodrecht.

USNS Hess T-AGS-38 Deckhouse

Photo from Phil Brooks. Original source unknown.

USNS Hess T-AGS-38 in Drydock

Photo from Phil Brooks. Original source unknown.

USNS Hess T-AGS-38 Transits the Panama Canal

Phjoto from Carl Friberg.

USNS Hess T-AGS-38

In tow at Gatun Locks, Panama. February 18, 2011.

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