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USNS Phoenix (T-AG-172)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Xray - Mike
NCXM
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
    Specifications:
    Displacement 6,700 t.(lt) 15,199 t.(fl)
    Length 455' 36"
    Beam 62'
    Draft 28' 5"
    Speed 17 kts.
    Complement 50
    Armament none
    Propulsion steam turbine, single shaft, 8,500hp.

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    Phoenix 120k USNS Phoenix (T-AG-172) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the 1968-69 edition of "Jane's Fighting Ships".
    Robert Hurst
    Phoenix 30k USNS Phoenix (T-AG-172) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial.
    Stan Svec
    Phoenix 164k USNS Phoenix (T-AG-172) at anchor, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial.
    Tommy Trampp

    USNS Phoenix (T-AG-172)
    DANFS
    history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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