The TS American Mariner operated as a USCG training ship from 1941 to 1953. In 1953 it was transferred to the US Army and became the USAS American Mariner; it supported the US Army/ARPA DAMP reentry tracking project in 1959-63, during which it launched at least one Arcas rocket off the coast of Cape Canaveral. In 1963-4 it was transferred briefly to the USAF and then in Jan 1964 to the US Navy as USNS American Mariner. The ship was retired in 1966.
Rockets used: Arcas
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|1960 Apr 20||Arcas||-||-||T-AGM-12||USAS American Mariner||ETR||LP2||-||-||79.0W 28.5N (+/- 2.0)||40.0|