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USNS Provo (T-AG-173)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Whiskey - Mike - Zulu
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
National Defense Service Medal
Phoenix Class Miscellaneous Auxiliary:
Laid down, 28 April 1945, as SS Drew Victory, under Maritime Commission contract (MCV-691) at Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation, Portland, OR.
Launched, 17 June 1945
Delivered to the Maritime Commission, 14 July 1945, transferred under GAA agreement for the Maritime Commission by Weyerhaeuser Steam Ship Co.
Chartered by Grace Lines Inc., 18 January 1947
Chartered by Pacific Far East Lines, Inc., 16 April 1947
Leased by Pacific Atlantic SS Co., under a GAA agreement, 4 November 1949
Purchased by Pacific Atlantic SS Co., 12 August 1949, renamed SS California
Sold to States Steam Ship Co., in January 1956
Renamed SS Utah, 23 December 1959
Acquired by the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) from the Maritime Administration, 2 March 1963
Placed in service as USNS Provo (T-AG-173), 20 November 1962, a Special Project Ship (Forward Floating Depot)
Placed out-of-service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 15 June 1973
Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 21 August 1973
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 31 August 1973, to China Dismantled Vessel Trading Co., Taiwan
Displacement 6,700 t.(lt) 15,199 t.(fl)
Length 455' 6"
Draft 28' 5"
Speed 17 kts.
Propulsion steam turbine, single shaft, 8,500hp.
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||SS Drew Victory underway, date and location unknown.
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||USNS Provo (T-AG-173) being assisted by tugs as she docks at Naha port, Okinawa, during operation Quick Release, 29 January 1964.
US Navy photos now in the collections of the US National Archives
USNS Provo (T-AG-173)
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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