The USNS Hayes (T-AGOR 16), a new acoustic and oceanographic research vessel utilizing a catamaran hull, represents the most advanced design and engineering concepts in the fleet of U.S. oceanographic research vessels. The most distinctive features of the Hayes in comparison to AGORs of conventional monohull construction are the large laboratory and open deck area for scientific and project equipment, the large inboard area (center well) for lowering and raising large and/or heavy objects and the greater degree of stability and the centralized machinery control. The T-AGOR 16 was most appropriately named after one of the great scientists of the U.S., Harvey C. Hayes. Dr. Hayes made many contributions to the successful exploitation of sound as a practical method for exploration in the ocean and the detection of underwater objects.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Research Laboratory

    Stennis Space Center, MS  United States  39529-5004
  • Authors:
    • McClinton, A T
  • Publication Date: 1972-4-7

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  • Pagination: 52 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00034735
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NRL-7370
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1974 12:00AM