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USNS Longview (T-AGM-3)
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USNS Haiti Victory (T-AK-238) (1950 - 1960)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Yankee - Echo - Delta
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Greenville Victory Class Cargo Ship / Longview Class Missile Instrumentation Ship:
  • Laid down, 24 April 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP3) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 532) at Permanente Metals Corp., Yard No. 1, Richmond, CA.
  • Launched, 20 July 1944
  • Delivered to the WSA, 18 September, 1944 and placed in operation as SS Haiti Victory under charter by Waterman Steamship Co.
  • Returned to the Maritime Administration, 9 January 1948, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Wilmington, N.C.
  • Acquired by the US Army Transportation Command, 14 April 1948, commissioned USAT Haiti Victory
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 1 March 1950 and placed in service by the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) as USNS Haiti Victory (T-AK-238)
  • Reclassified and converted to a Missile Range Instrumentation Ship, renamed USNS Longview (T-AGM-3), 27 November 1960
  • Placed out of service (date unknown)
  • Transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD), 4 November 1974, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 27 April 1976, to American Ship Dismantlers
    Specifications:
    Displacement 4,512 t.(lt) 15,589 t.(fl)
    Length 455'
    Beam 62'
    Draft 29'
    Speed 15.5 kts.
    Complement
    Officers 12
    Enlisted 87
    Largest Boom Capacity 50 t.
    Cargo Capacity 7,800 DWT
    non-refrigerated 453,210 Cu ft.
    Armament
    (AK)
    one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount (stern)
    one 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount (bow)
    eight 20mm AA guns
    (AGM) none
    Fuel Capacity NFSO 18,575 Bbls
    Propulsion
    one Westinghouse steam turbine
    two Babcock and Wilcox 525 psi 750°
    double Westinghouse Main Reduction Gears
    two turbo-drive 300Kw 120V/240V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    single propeller, 6,000shp

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    USNS Haiti Victory (T-AK-238)
    Haiti Victory 58k USNS Haiti Victory (T-AK-238) at anchor, date and location unknown. William Zarkas, Retired MSC Boatswain
    President, MSC Retiree Association
    Haiti Victory 123k USNS Haiti Victory (T-AK-238) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, May 1960. This photo shows Haiti Victory in her AGM configuration but at the time of the photo she was still carrying her AK designation.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    Haiti Victory 93k USNS Haiti Victory (T-AK-238) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, November 1960. This photo shows Haiti Victory in her AGM configuration but at the time of the photo she was still carrying her AK designation.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    USNS Longview (T-AGM-3)
    Haiti Victory 70k USNS Longview (T-AGM-3) underway, date and location unknown. Robert Hurst

    USNS Haiti Victory (AK-238) / USNS Longview (AGM-3)
    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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