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Laid down, 28 May 1945, as SS Bessemer Victory, a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP2) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 806) at California Shipbuilding Corporation, Los Angeles, CA.
Launched, 26 July 1945
Delivered to the Maritime Commission, 30 August 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 Bessemer (T-AG-186) and placed in service with the Military Sea Transport Service
Program canceled, 1 February 1966
Final Disposition, scrapped in 1991 at Alang, India
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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