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USNS Sgt. Curtis F. Shoup (T-AG-175)
USAT Sgt. Curtis F. Shoup (1947 - 1950)
USAT Spindle Eye (1945 - 1947)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Golf - Charlie - Charlie
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
National Defense Service Medal

Alamosa Class Cargo Ship:
  • Laid down, 16 April 1945, as MV Spindle Eye, a Maritime Commission type (C1-M-AV1) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 2381) at Kaiser Cargo Inc., Richmond, CA.
  • Launched, 25 May 1945
  • Delivered to Lykes Bros. Steamship Co. 9 July 1945
  • Chartered by the War Department, 26 July 1945, Commissioned USAT Spindle Eye
  • Renamed USAT Curtis F. Shoup in late-1947
  • Returned to the Maritime Commission, 25 January 1950 for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA. Group
  • Transferred to the US Navy and assigned to the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS), 16 January 1963
  • Placed in service as USNS Sgt. Curtis F. Shoup (T-AG-175), 1 March 1963
  • Converted for service as a helicopter freighter at Willamette Iron & Steel in Portland, OR.
  • Placed out of service, 20 December 1969
  • Returned to the Maritime Administration, 22 January 1970, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 28 April 1970
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping , 9 May 1973, to John Liu, Washington, D.C.
    Displacement 2,474 t.(lt) 6,240 t.(fl)
    Length 338' 9"
    Beam 50' 3"
    Draft 16' 10"
    Speed 10.7 kts.
    Complement 62
    Largest Boom Capacity 30 t.
    Cargo Capacity 3,945 DWT
    refrigerated 9,830 Cu ft
    non-refrigerated 227,730 Cu ft
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 6,300 Bbls
    one Nordberg Diesel, TSM 6 engine
    two Diesel-drive 250Kw 120V/240V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    single propeller, 1,750shp

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    Sgt. Curtis F. Shoup 49k USNS Sgt. Curtis F. Shoup (T-AG-175) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from DANFS
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    Sgt. Curtis F. Shoup 215k USNS Sgt. Curtis F. Shoup (T-AG-175) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial.
    Stan Svec
    Sgt. Curtis F. Shoup 135k USNS Sgt. Curtis F. Shoup (T-AG-175) moored pierside, date and location unknown. Tommy Trampp
    Col William J O'Brien 54k USNS Curtis F. Shoup (T-AG-175) moored inboard of USNS Col. William J. O'Brien (T-AK-246) at Malta, date unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.

    USNS Sgt. Curtis F. Shoup (T-AG-175)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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