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USNS Phoenix (T-AG-172)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Xray - Mike
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
National Defense Service Medal
Phoenix Class Miscellaneous Auxiliary:
Laid down, 27 February 1945, as SS Capital Victory, a Maritime Commission type (MCV-S-AP-3) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 183) at Oregon Shipbuilding Corp., Portland, OR.
Launched, 10 April 1945
Completed and delivered to the War Shipping Administration, 8 May 1945, for lease to Alaska Steamship Co.
Bare bottom charter to Pacific Atlantic S.S. Co., 19 December 1946
Leased to Pacific Atlantic S.S. Co., 13 May 1948
Sold to Pacific Atlantic S.S. Co., 21 May 1948, renamed SS Arizona
Sold to States Steamship Co. in January 1956, by Pacific Atlantic S.S. Co.
Title transfer to the Maritime Administration, trade-in program, 29 February 1960
Chartered to States Steamship Co., 29 February 1960
Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA., 6 March 1962
Acquitted by the US Navy, 25 October 1962, assigned to the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS)
Renamed Phoenix and designated Miscellaneous Auxiliary AG-172, 20 November 1962
Placed in service as USNS Phoenix (T-AG-172) in July 1963
Stationed as a forward floating depot at Subic Bay, Philippines
Reassigned to general cargo operations, with a Korean crew in 1965 under the control of MSTSPAC
Placed out of service in 1970
Struck from the Naval Register, 15 June 1973
Title transferred to the Maritime Commission, 31 August 1973
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 31 August 1973, to China Dismantled Vessel Trading Corp., Taiwan
Displacement 6,700 t.(lt) 15,199 t.(fl)
Length 455' 36"
Draft 28' 5"
Speed 17 kts.
Propulsion steam turbine, single shaft, 8,500hp.
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||USNS Phoenix (T-AG-172) underway, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo from the 1968-69 edition of "Jane's Fighting Ships".
||USNS Phoenix (T-AG-172) outbound from Naha port, Okinawa while participating in operation Quick Release, 27 January 1964.
US Navy photos now in the collections of the US National Archives, Photo No. USN 1100718
||USNS Phoenix (T-AG-172) at anchor, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial.
USNS Phoenix (T-AG-172)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Postal Covers related to the ship
Last Updated 2 August 2019
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