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USNS Perseus (T-AF-64)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Yankee - Sierra - Sierra
NYSS
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

Denebola Class Stores Ship:
  • Laid down, 30 March 1945 as SS Union Victory, a Maritime Commission type (VC-2-S-AP3) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 683) at Oregon Shipbuilding Corp., Portland, OR.
  • Launched, 7 June 1944
  • Delivered to the Maritime Commission, 8 June 1945
  • Acquired by the US Navy from the Maritime Administration (MARAD) in 1961
  • Converted for Naval service as a Provisions Store Ship at Willamette Iron and Steel Co., Portland, OR.
  • Placed in service in September 1962 by the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) as USNS Perseus (T-AF-64), date unknown
  • Place out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 15 June 1973
  • Returned to MARAD for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet
  • Final Disposition, sold, 31 August 1973, scrapped at Kaohsiung in 1974
    Specifications:
    Displacement 4,960 t.(lt) 11,900 t.(fl)
    Length 455' 3"
    Beam 62'
    Draft 28' 6"
    Speed 16.5 kts.
    Complement 56
    Armament none
    Propulsion geared turbine engine, single propeller, 8,500shp

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    Perseus 395k USNS Perseus (T-AK-64) underway, date and location unknown. Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.

    USNS Perseus (T-AF-64)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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