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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
Laid down, 26 January 1945, as SS Mercer Victory a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP2) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 591) at Permanete Metals Yard No. 1, Richmond, CA.
Launched, 14 March 1945
Delivered to the Maritime Commission , 11 April 1945
Scheduled to be acquired by the US Navy in February 1966 for conversion to a Forward Depot Ship, the forerunner of the Fast Deployment Logistic Ships
Scheduled to be renamed USNS Havenford (T-AG-179) and placed in service with the Military Sea Transport Service
Program canceled, 1 February 1966
Displacement 4,512 t.(lt) 15,589 t.(fl)
Speed 15.5 kts.
Propulsion cross compound steam turbine, single screw, 8,500shp
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||The Victory ship SS Mercer Victory sometime between September 1946 and December 1947, at Wilmington, CA. Owned by the U.S.
Department of Commerce and operated by Luckenbach Steamship Co. Inc. under Maritime Commission Service Agreement. Mercer Victory was to have been taken over
by the US Navy as USNS Havenford (T-AG-179). Photographed by Frank A. Gerhard. Also cited as photographed by Dick Markell of San Pedro, California.
There is no DANFS history for Havenford (T-AG-179) available at NavSource
Last Updated 11 August 2017
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