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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
    Specifications:
    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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