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USS GEORGETOWN AG-165/AGTR-2

"PROGRESS THROUGH  RESEARCH"

This is the  first un-official site dedicated to the crews of  USS Georgetown AGTR-2.

Commissioned November 9, 1963 - Decommissioned December 19, 1969. 

For six years She served America well.


USS GEORGETOWN PULLING INTO LOURENCO-MARQUES, MOZAMBIQUE DECEMBER 1968  Photo Supplied by CTA3 Claude Johns


Picture Submitted By Roger Brooks PN3



Patches from CTR3 Charley Gordon Judd


 

                               AGTR-2 Patch                  Clock from Aft Research Office               First Patch Ed McGrath CTSN 1963    Charley Gordon's Snoopy Patch


                              Georgetown Bell                                                                                      Bronze Georgetown Plaque


New From Roger Brooks, Senior Chief Petty Officer, Retired

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SHORT HISTORY OF USS GEORGETOWN AGTR-2

The USS GEORGETOWN AGTR-2 began her career as a Liberty Ship during World War II.  Christened the S.S. ROBERT W. HART, she was launched on July 10, 1945, at the New England Shipbuilding and Dry-dock Corporation, South Portland, Maine.  After seeing limited service, the Hart was retired to the Reserve Fleet by the Maritime Commission and remained there until being selected by the Navy for conversion to a Technical Research Ship, a cover term used for an electronic communication intercept platform. The GEORGETOWN was Commissioned on November 9, 1963, at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, Virginia with the hull number AG-165. On April 1, 1964, the original hull number was changed to AGTR-2 and became the second of what were to be five Miscellaneous Auxiliary Technical Research vessels. 

More on Robert S. Hart, Compliments Don (Dutch) Sprenkle, CTRC

Following extracted from and undated Plan of the Day in 1963.
The USS Georgetown was named Robert W. Hart as a merchant ship.  Robert W. Hart, (1880-1942) was born in Nova Scotia, but became a naturalized citizen of the U.S. on April 22, 1942.  While his ship, the S.S. San Jacinto was carrying 104 passengers, more than 80 of whom were women, and a crew of 79, it was attacked and sunk by heavy shell fire from two enemy submarines. Capt. Hart's prompt and efficient directions and the perfect discipline of his crew were responsible for saving all except nine passengers and five of the crew, who were presumed killed by shell fire.  After all boats were clear, he refused to leave the ship until he had destroyed the ship's confidential papers, and because of his attempt to perform his final duty, he went down with his ship. He was posthumously awarded the Merchant Marine Distinguished Service Medal on June 13, 1945. 

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I need more history. The history I have is through December 1966. If there is anyone out there that served from January 1967 to December 1969 and have a good memory of dates and activities please put them together and I will add them to the extended history page. 


In her short career the USS Georgetown  had five commanding officers. 



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