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USNS Sgt. Jack J. Pendelton (T-AK-276)
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
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
Displacement 16,199 t.(fl)
Length 455' 3"
Draft 28' 7"
Speed 16 kts.
Propulsion steam turbine, single screw, 8,500shp
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||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
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Last Updated 22 January 2010
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