- USNS BOWDITCH SHIP'S MOVEMENT -
DATES   LOCATION PURPOSE COMMENTS SOURCE
Jul 27, 1945 SS South Bend Victory, hull number MCV 694, is delivered to the Maritime Commission Shipbuildinghistory
           
Oct 8, 1958 Conversion to an AGS completed and placed in service by MSTS as USNS Bowditch T-AGS-21 NAVSOURCE
           
Dec, 1961 x Caven Point, NJ,  US Army ammunition pier just south of the Statue of Liberty Return from deployment R.L. Seiden
  x Maryland Drydock and Shipbuilding Yard period R.L. Seiden
           
Mar, 1962 x Bergen, Norway Inport R.L. Seiden
  x Bergen, Norway Inport R.L. Seiden
  x Bergen, Norway Inport R.L. Seiden
  x Bergen, Norway Inport R.L. Seiden
  x Bergen, Norway Inport R.L. Seiden
  x Bergen, Norway Inport R.L. Seiden
  x Belfast, Northern Ireland Inport R.L. Seiden
  x Bergen, Norway Inport R.L. Seiden
  x Belfast, Northern Ireland Inport with Michelson and Dutton R.L. Seiden
Dec, 1962 x Naples, Italy Inport, Christmas Mediterranean R.L. Seiden
  x Naples, Italy or Piraeus, Greece Inport Mediterranean R.L. Seiden
  x Naples, Italy or Piraeus, Greece Inport Mediterranean R.L. Seiden
  x Naples, Italy or Piraeus, Greece Inport Mediterranean R.L. Seiden
  x Naples, Italy or Piraeus, Greece Inport Mediterranean R.L. Seiden
  x Naples, Italy or Piraeus, Greece Inport Mediterranean R.L. Seiden
  x Naples, Italy or Piraeus, Greece Inport Mediterranean R.L. Seiden
           
Jul, 1966 Lisbon, Portugal Inport Chet Headley
Aug, 1966   Belfast, Northern Ireland Inport   Al Hodgdon
Sep, 1966   Belfast, Northern Ireland Inport   Al Hodgdon
Oct, 1966   Barcelona, Spain Inport   Al Hodgdon
Nov 26, 1966 - Nov 28, 1966 Army Terminal, 58TH St AND 1ST Ave., NY, NY Earl Adams
Nov 28, 1966 - Jan 6, 1967 Bethlehem Steel Shipyard, Hoboken, NJ Yard period Earl Adams
Jan 6, 1967 - Jan 9, 1967 Pier North #3, NSD Bayonne, NJ Earl Adams
Jan 9, 1967 - Jan 12, 1967 Underway Sea Trials Earl Adams
Jan 12, 1967 - Jan 17, 1967 Pier North #3, NSD Bayonne, NJ Earl Adams
Feb 3, 1967 - Feb 8, 1967 Barcelona, Spain Inport Earl Adams
Mar 6, 1967 - Mar 7, 1967 At anchor outside Barcelona breakwater Earl Adams
Mar 7, 1967 - Mar 11, 1967 Barcelona, Spain Inport Earl Adams
Apr 7, 1967 - Apr 13, 1967 Lisbon, Portugal Inport Earl Adams
May 15, 1967 - May 21, 1967 USNAVSTA, Rota, Spain Inport Earl Adams
May 23, 1967 At anchor off Cascias, Portugal Earl Adams
Jun 13, 1967 At anchor off Plymouth, England Earl Adams
Jun 22, 1967 - Jun 29, 1967 Thompson’s Warf, Belfast, Northern Ireland Inport Earl Adams
Jul 31, 1967 - Aug 7, 1967 Lisbon, Portugal Inport Earl Adams
Sep 7, 1967 - Sep 14, 1967 Swansea, South Wales Inport Earl Adams
Oct 12, 1967 USNAVSTA, Rota, Spain Drop off equipment for calibration (11 hour stop) John Prough
Oct 16, 1967  - Nov 20, 1967 Valetta, Malta, G.C. Yard period Earl Adams
Nov 20, 1967 - Nov 22, 1967 Underway Sea Trials Earl Adams
Nov 22, 1967 - Nov 27, 1967 Valetta, Malta, G.C. Yard period Earl Adams
Dec 1, 1967 - Dec 4, 1967 Naples, Italy Inport Earl Adams
x La Spezia, Italy A brief 18 hour stop to drop off a Navy ET1 for hospital admission. Exact date unknown. Earl Adams;
Cliff Krouse
Dec 30, 1967 - Jan 7, 1967 Barcelona, Spain Inport Earl Adams
Jan 23, 1968 At anchor off Barcelona, Spain Earl Adams
Feb 7, 1968 - Feb 14, 1968 Barcelona, Spain Inport Earl Adams
Mar 8, 1968 At anchor Malaga, Spain U.S. Navy Lt. from the Underwater Sound Lab., New London, CT, and a Spanish Naval Officer observer come aboard. Earl Adams
Mar 8, 1968 - Mar 11, 1968 Surveying in Straights of Gibraltar This is called playing in traffic! Earl Adams
Mar 11, 1968 Majorca (aka Mallorca), Spain Spanish Naval Officer is put ashore. Earl Adams
Mar 11, 1968 - Mar 18, 1968 Lisbon, Portugal Inport Earl Adams
Mar 22, 1968 - Mar 23, 1968 La Caruna, Spain Dropped off a sick Navy sailor, picked up new Corpsman. John Prough
Apr 18, 1968 - Apr 25, 1968 Lisbon, Portugal Inport Earl Adams
May 27, 1968 - Jun 3, 1968 Bremerhaven, West Germany Inport Earl Adams
Jun 4, 1968 - Jun 5, 1968 Southampton, England Picked up Navy "Communicators" for Scorpion subsearch. John Prough
Jul 5, 1968 - Jul 12, 1968 Amsterdam, The Netherlands Inport Earl Adams
Aug 12, 1968 - Aug 19, 1968 Plymouth, England Inport Earl Adams
Aug 20, 1968 - Aug 24, 1968 Plymouth, England Inport Earl Adams
Sep 11, 1968 - Sep 18, 1968 Belfast, Northern Ireland Inport Earl Adams
Sep 19, 1968 - Sep 23, 1968 Belfast, Northern Ireland Inport Earl Adams
Oct, 1968 x Lisbon, Portugal Inport Earl Adams
Nov 22, 1968 Hoboken, NJ Yard period Earl Adams
Jan 21, 1969 x Bayonne Chris Smoot*
  x Lisbon Inport Chris Smoot*
  x Lisbon Inport Chris Smoot*
  x Belfast Inport Chris Smoot*
May 25, 1969 x Rota Inport Chris Smoot*
Jun 15, 1969 x Livorno Inport Chris Smoot*
  x Livorno Inport Chris Smoot*
  x Rota Inport Chris Smoot*
Aug 25, 1969 x Glasgow Inport Chris Smoot*
           
Dec 7, 1971 - Feb 1, 1972 Falmouth Yard period Bob Lord's Journal
Feb 22 - Mar 1, 1972 Rota Inport Bob Lord's Journal
Mar 23 - Mar 28, 1972 Rota Inport Bob Lord's Journal
Apr 20 - Apr 25, 1972 Malaga Inport Bob Lord's Journal
May 18 - May 23, 1972 Southampton Inport Bob Lord's Journal
Jun 20 - Jun 27, 1972 Southampton Inport Bob Lord's Journal
Jul 25 - Aug 2, 1972 Southampton Inport Bob Lord's Journal
Aug 29 - Sep 6, 1972 Southampton Inport Bob Lord's Journal
Oct 4 - Oct 10, 1972 Southampton Inport Bob Lord's Journal
Nov 2 - Nov 6, 1972 Southampton Yard period Bob Lord's Journal
Dec 13, 1972 - Feb 10, 1973 Norfolk Inport Bob Lord's Journal
Mar 7 - Mar 14, 1973 Barcelona Inport Bob Lord's Journal
Apr 4 - Apr 11, 1973 Naples Inport Bob Lord's Journal
May 9 - May 16, 1973 Southampton Inport Bob Lord's Journal
Jun 13 - Jun 20, 1973 Southampton Inport Bob Lord's Journal
Jul 18 - Jul 25, 1973 Southampton Inport Bob Lord's Journal
Aug 4, 1973   Terceira, The Azores Anchored out 4 hrs. to drop off 2 crewman   Cruz Book Aug, 1973
Aug, 1973 x Southampton Inport   Cruz Book Aug, 1973
Sep, 1973 x Southampton Inport   Cruz Book Sep, 1973
           
Apr, 1974 x Southampton Inport   Cruise Book Apr, 1974
May, 1974 x Southampton Inport   Cruise Book May, 1974
Jul, 1974 x Greenock, Scotland Inport   Cruise Book Jul, 1974
           
May, 1975 x St. Johns, Newfoundland Inport   Cruise Book May, 1975
           
Jul, 1976 x Southampton Inport   Bowditch Spitoon Jul, 1976
Aug, 1976 x St. Johns, Newfoundland Inport   Bowditch Spitoon Aug, 1976
           
Jul, 1977 x Boston, MA Yard period   Bowditch Spitoon Jul, 1977
Aug, 1977 x St. Johns, Newfoundland Inport   Bowditch Spitoon Aug, 1977
Oct, 1977 x St. Johns, Newfoundland Inport Bowditch Spitoon Oct, 1977
Nov, 1977 x Halifax, Nova Scotia Inport Bowditch Spitoon Nov, 1977
Dec, 1977 x Port Canaveral Inport Bowditch Spitoon Dec, 1977
           
Mar, 1978 x Norfolk, VA Inport   Seasons Greetings 1978
Apr, 1978 x Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Inport   Seasons Greetings 1978
May, 1978 x Halifax, Nova Scotia Inport Bowditch Spitoon May, 1978
Jun or Jul, 1978 x Rota Inport Bowditch Spitoon Jul, 1978; Seasons Greetings 1978
Jul, 1978 x Port Canaveral Inport   Seasons Greetings 1978
Aug, 1978 x Port Canaveral Inport Bowditch Spitoon Aug, 1978
Sep, 1978 x Bermuda Inport   Seasons Greetings 1978
Oct, 1978 x Port Canaveral Inport   Seasons Greetings 1978
Nov, 1978 x Bermuda Inport Bowditch Spitoon Nov, 1978
Dec, 1978 x Cape Canaveral Inport Bowditch Spitoon Dec, 1978
           
Nov 17, 1986 x At sea, vicinity Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Survey ops Power failure due to loss of steam Naval Oceanographic Office Bulletin, Apr/May 2003
Jan 16, 1987 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil At anchor Collided with other ships at anchor Sea Technology, June 1987
           
Mar 4, 1988 USNS Bowditch T-AGS-21 is disposed of by the Maritime Administration.  The date stricken from the Naval Register is unknown.
 
x - Dates uncertain
* - Chris Smoot -  http://www.geostreamconsulting.com/bios/BioSketch_Smoot.html