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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 transferred under a General Agency Agreement to Alaska Transport Co.
  • Bare bottom charter to Black Diamond SS Co., 28 June 1946
  • Transferred under a General Agency Agreement to South Atlantic SS Co., 21 October 1948
  • Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont TX., 12 November 1948
  • Transferred under a General Agency Agreement to the Mississippi Shipping Co., 27 July 1950
  • Transferred under a General Agency Agreement to American Mail Line Ltd., 19 April 1952
  • Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA., 26 May 1952
  • Transferred under a General Agency Agreement to American Mail Line Ltd., 25 September 1952
  • Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA., 14 October 1952
  • Title transferred to the US Navy, 7 November 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
  • Title transferred to MARAD, 31 August 1973
  • Final Disposition, sold, 31 August 1973, to China Dismantled Vessel Trading Corp, Taiwan for scrapping at Kaohsiung
    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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    Merchant Service Alaska Transport Co. Black Diamond SS. Co. South Atlantic SS. Co. Mississippi Shipping Co (Delta Line) American Mail SS Co.
    Perseus 71k SS Union Victory moored pierside, date and location unknown. Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    Perseus 90k SS Union Victory under way, date and location unknown. Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    USNS Perseus (T-AF-64)
    Perseus 395k USNS Perseus (T-AK-64) under way, date and location unknown. Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.

    USNS Perseus (T-AF-64)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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