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USNS Sgt. Jack J. Pendelton (T-AK-276)
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USNS Sgt. Jack J. Pendelton (T-AKV-5) (1950 - 1956)
USAT Sgt. Jack J. Pendelton (1948 - 1950)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Kilo - Mike
NVKM
Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November - Charlie - Yankee - Sierra

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
National Defense Service Medal - Vietnam Service Medal (1) - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal


Lt. James E. Robinson Class Cargo Ship:
  • Laid down, 15 April 1944, SS Mandan Victory, a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP3) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 109), at Oregon Shipbuilding Corp., Portland, OR,
  • Launched, 26 May 1944
  • Delivered to the War Shipping Administration, 19 June 1944 for operation under a general agency agreement by Isthmian Steamship Co., subsequently operated by Waterman Steamship Corp. and A. L. Burbank and Co
  • Laid up with the National Defense Reserve Fleet at Wilmington, DE. in December 1947
  • Transferred to the US Army Transportation Service, 23 April 1948 and placed in commission as, USAT Sgt. Jack J. Pendelton
  • Decommissioned by the US Army and acquired by the US Navy, 1 March 1950
  • Placed in service by the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) as Aircraft Transport USNS Sgt Jack L. Pendelton (T-AKV-5)
  • Reclassified Cargo Ship (T-AK-276), 7 May 1956
  • Grounded on Triton Island in 1973. Attempts at trying to remove the ship from the reef failed.
  • Placed out of service, in 1973
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1973
  • Title transferred MARAD
  • Final Disposition, lost due to grounding
    Specifications:
    Displacement 16,199 t.(fl)
    Length 455' 3"
    Beam 62'
    Draft 28' 7"
    Speed 16 kts.
    Complement 55
    Armament none
    Propulsion steam turbine, single screw, 8,500shp

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    Sgt. Jack J. Pendelton 93k USNS Sgt. Jack J. Pendelton (T-AK-276) after running aground on Triton Island in the Paracel Islands Group off the coast of Vietnam in 1973. Note USS Cook (DE-1083) in the background of the second photo. Photos by Richard Sheehan
    Sgt. Jack J. Pendelton 87k

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    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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