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USNS Sgt. Andrew Miller (T-AK-242)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Romeo - Tango
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Top Row - National Defense Service Medal - Korean Service Medal (2)
Bottom Row - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Op. Frequent Wind)- United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal

USAT Andrew Miller was transferred to MSTS and designated USNS Andrew Miller (T-AK-242)
Boulder Victory Class Cargo Ship:
  • Laid down, 22 February 1945, as SS Radcliffe Victory, a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP2) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCV 743), at Permanente Metals Corp., Richmond, CA.
  • Launched, 4 April 1945
  • Delivered to the War Shipping Administration (WSA), 28 April 1945, for operation by American-West African Line Inc.
  • Returned to the WSA at the end of WWII
  • Acquired by the US Army Transportation Service, 26 July 1946
  • Renamed USAT Sgt. Andrew Miller, 31 October 1947
  • Transferred to the US Navy, 1 March 1950
  • Placed in service by the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) as USNS Sgt. Andrew Miller (T-AK-242)
  • During the Korean War USNS Andrew Miller participated in the following campaigns:

    Korean War Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    North Korean Aggression, 4 August 1950 Communist China Aggression, 10 to 20 December 1950
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD), 22 March 1976, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 16 January 1981
  • Final Disposition, trade out for scrapping, sold, 17 February 1983 to Kurz Marine Inc. (MA-11223), and resold the same date to Andy Exports Inc. (MA-11225) for scrapping/ Withdrawn from the Reserve Fleet, 21 November 1983 and delivered to Andy Exports Inc.
    Displacement 15,589 t.(fl)
    Length 455'
    Beam 62'
    Draft 29' 2"
    Speed 15.5 kts.
    Complement 99
    Armament none
    Propulsion steam turbine, single screw, 8,500shp

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    Sgt Andrew Miller 927k USNS Sgt. Andrew Miller (T-AK-242)) moored at the Port of Los Angeles, date unknown.
    Photo by Ships Photographers, San Pedro, CA.
    Dick and Pat Morales for their uncle Jimmie Gilbert, USNS Sgt. Andrew Miller
    Sgt Andrew Miller 97k USNS Sgt. Andrew Miller (T-AK-242)) under way in San Francisco Bay, November 1963.
    US Navy photo # i03614/MSC
    Robert Hurst
    Sgt Andrew Miller 114k Vietnamese barges and sampans approach USNS Sgt. Andrew Miller (T-AK-242) off Vung Tau, Republic of Vietnam, during Operation Frequent Wind (evacuation of Saigon) 29-30 April 1975. Marines from AESF, Detachment Sierra, right foreground guard the boarding platform.
    Department of Defense Photo (USMC) 7711275 from "U. S. MARINES IN VIETNAM, The Bitter End, 1973-1975".
    Robert Hurst

    USNS Sgt. Andrew Miller (T-AK-242)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    MARAD Vessel History Database
    USNS Sgt. Andrew Miller and Operation "Frequent Wind"
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