(T-AGOS-5: dp. 2,285; 1. 224'0"; b. 43'0"; dr. 15'1" (f.); s. 11 k.; cpl. 30; cl. Stalwart)
The second Assurance (T-AGOS-5), an ocean surveillance ship, was laid down on 16 April 1984 at Tacoma, Wash., by the Tacoma Boatbuilding Co.; launched on 12 January 1985; sponsored by Mrs. Joseph K. Taussig, Jr., the wife of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Civilian Personnel Policy/ Equal Employment Opportunity; delivered to the Military Sealift Command (MSC) on 1 May 1985; and simultaneously was placed in service under the operational control of MSC, Pacific.