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USNS Perseus (T-AF-64)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Yankee - Sierra - Sierra
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
    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)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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