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USNS Marshfield (T-AK-282)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - India - Zulu - Xray
NIZX
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

Marshfield Class Cargo Ship:
  • Laid down as Marshfield Victory a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP3) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 106) at Oregon Shipbuilding Company, Portland, OR.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered to the War Shipping Administration, 7 June 1944, for operation under GAA contract by American Mail Line
  • Bare bottom charter to American Export Line, 14 June 1946
  • Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Wilmington, N. C. Group, 17 August 1948
  • GAA contract, Orion Shipping and Trading Co., 25 August 1950
  • Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA. Group, 10 October 1953
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 22 August 1968
  • Converted to provide support services for the advanced FBM bases at Holy Loch and Rota
  • Placed in service with the Military Sealift Command (MSC) as USNS Marshfield (T-AK-282), date unknown
  • Placed out of service, 23 October 1992
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 30 November 1992
  • Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Fort Eustis, VA.
  • Title transfer to MARAD, 18 May 1995
  • Final Disposition, withdrawn from the James River Reserve Fleet for scrapping, 8 November 2005 subsequently scrapped by Bay Bridge Enterprises LLC, Chesapeake, VA. Scraping completed 30 June 2006. Note: Note: Bay Bridge was paid a combined $442,640 to dismantle the Marshfield and the Preserver (ARS-8)
    Specifications:
    Displacement 4,512 t.(lt) 15,589 t.(fl)
    Length 455'
    Beam 62'
    Draft 29'
    Speed 15.5 kts.
    Complement 99
    Armament none
    Propulsion
    one cross compound steam turbine
    single screw, 8,500shp

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    Merchant Service American Export Lines.
    Marshfield 219k SS Marshfield Victory in port, date and location unknown,
    Photo originally © World Ship Society.
    Gerhard Mueller-Debus
    USNS Marshfield (T-AK-282)
    Simon Lake 129k Looking into the Holy Loch from Large Auxiliary Floating Dry Dock Los Alamos (AFDB-7) showing
    USS Simon Lake (AS-33) with resupply ship USNS Marshfield (T-AK-282)
    Large Covered Lighter (NSP) YFNB-31
    Large Covered Lighter (NSP) YFNB-42
    Floating Crane (NSP) YD-245
    Carl Mussleman
    Marshfield 40k USNS Marshfield (T-AK-282) moored pierside, date and place unknown.
    US Navy photo from MSTS Mariner Magazine
    Carl R Friberg Jr
    Marshfield 184k USNS Marshfield (T-AK-282) under way, date and place unknown.
    Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo No. NH 93227
    Mike Green
    Marshfield 119k USNS Marshfield (T-AK-282) under way, date and place unknown.
    Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo No. NH 93226. Courtesy of U.S. Naval Institute Photo Collection
    US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Marshfield 95k Ex-Marshfield (T-AK-282) under way in the harbor at Norfolk, VA. with help from a McAllister Towing of Virginia tug, 8 November 2005. Ex-Marshfield is headed for the breakers yard, at Chesapeake, VA. Photo by Mabel Clark

    There is no DANFS history available for Marshfield (T-AK-282) at the US Naval Historical Center web site
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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