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Clemson (T-AG-184)

  • Laid down, 12 May 1945, as SS Lindenwood Victory, a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP2) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 766) at Permanente Metals Yard No. 2, Richmond, CA.
  • Launched, 23 June 1945
  • Delivered to the Maritime Commission, War Shipping Administration, 25 July 1945, under a GAA contact to Alcoa SS Corp.
  • Bare bottom chartered,12 August 1946, to Perry Navigation Co. at New Orleans
  • To Dichmann, Wright and Pugh under a GAA agreement, 20 August 1947, at New York
  • To Eastern SS Lines under a GAA agreement, 19 February 1951, at the James River Reserve Fleet, Lee Hall, VA.
  • Bare bottom chartered, 6 March 1951, to Seven Seas SS. Corp., 6 March 1951, at Newport News, VA.
  • Bare bottom chartered, 27 July 1951, Prudential Steamship Corp., at Norfolk, VA.
  • Returned to the Maritime Administration, 10 July 1953, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Hudson River Group
  • Bare bottom chartered, 12 January 1957, to Marine Transport Lines
  • GAA contract to Marine Transport Lines, at Seattle, 10 March 1958, for deactivation,
  • Returned to the Maritime Administration, 30 March 1958, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia Group
  • 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
  • To be renamed USNS Clemson (T-AG-184) and placed in service with the Military Sea Transport Service
  • Program canceled, 1 February 1966
  • GAA contract to Matson Navigation Co., 7 June 1966, at Olympia, WA., for operational control of the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS)
  • Returned to the Maritime Administration, 19 January 1970, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
  • Title returned to the Maritime Administration, 27 August 1985
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping in 22 February 1994
    Displacement 4,512 t.(lt) 15,589 t.(fl)
    Length 455'
    Beam 62'
    Draft 29'
    Speed 15.5 kts.
    Propulsion cross compound steam turbine, single screw, 8,500shp

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