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USNS Cheyenne (T-AG-174)

International Radio Call Sign:
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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

Phoenix Class Miscellaneous Auxiliary:
  • Laid down, 8 May 1945, as SS Middlesex Victory under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 693) at Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation, Portland, OR.
  • Launched, 26 June 1945
  • Merchant Service
    Completed and delivered to the Maritime Commission, 24 July 1945 and turned over to R.A. Nicol and Co., under a GAA contract, 24 July 1945, at Portland, OR.
    Placed in service by Pacific Atlantic SS. Co., under a GAA contract, 7 November 1944, at New York, N.Y.
    Chartered to US Lines, 19 August 1947, at San Francisco, CA.
    Placed in service by Pacific Atlantic SS. Co. under a GAA contract, 20 October 1947, at San Francisco, CA.
    Purchased by States SS Co., 26 November 1947, at Portland, OR., renamed SS Wyoming
    Title transferred to the Maritime Administration, 28 February 1961, at Washington, D.C.
    Operated under a GAA contract by States SS. Co., 28 February 1961
  • Acquired by the US Navy from the Maritime Administration, 29 December 1962
  • Placed in-service as USNS Cheyenne (T-AG-174) in February 1963
  • Placed out-of-service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 15 June 1973
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, for disposal, 31 August 1973
  • Final Disposition, sold, 31 August 1973, to China Dismantled Vessel Trading Corp., for scrapping in Taiwan
    Displacement 6,700 t.(lt) 14,900 t.(fl)
    Length 436' 6"
    Beam 62'
    Draft 28' 1"
    Speed 17 kts.
    Complement 52 (est)
    Armament none
    Propulsion cross compound steam turbine, single screw, 8,500shp

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    Merchant Service United States Line States Steam Ship Co.
    Cheyenne 280k SS Middlesex Victory moored pierside, date and location unknown. Gerhard Mueller-Debus
    Cheyenne 46k
    Cheyenne 72k SS Wyoming cleaning her hawse pipes as she arrives at Vancouver, B.C. in September 1955.
    Photo by Walter E. Frost, the late Canadian ship photographer.
    Gerhard Mueller-Debus
    USNS Cheyenne (T-AG-174)
    Cheyenne 154k USNS Cheyenne (T-AG-174) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial.
    Stan Svec
    Cheyenne 96k USNS Cheyenne (T-AG-174) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from 1966/67 edition of "Jane's Fighting Ships".
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for USNS Cheyenne (T-AG-174) at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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