Friede Goldman Halter announced the christening of the USNS Impeccable (T-AGOS 23) at their Pascagoula (USA) yard. The mission of the T-AGOS 23 Class ships is to collect, process, and transmit acoustic data in support of the Integrated Undersea Surveillance System (IUSS) mission requirements. The ship will be operated by the Military Sealift Command (MSC) utilizing both civilian and naval personnel to carry out its mission. In short, this vessel is used by the military to track submarines, and is the quietest vessel the government operates, outside of submarines themselves.
The vesselís unique hull form is one of the most impressive features of this massive 282-foot vessel. Richard McCreary, President of Halter Marine, stated "Halter is pleased to have delivered yet another ship to the US Navy. Our performance has been one of the reasons the Navy has continued to show their confidence in us by giving us additional orders. The Navy is an extremely important customer to us and Halter will continue to strive to be recognized as one of their premier shipyards."