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USNS Richfield (T-AGM-4)
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USNS Private Joe E. Mann (T-AK-253) (1950 - 1960)
USAT Private Joe E. Mann (1947 - 1950)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Papa - Yankee - Whiskey
NPYW
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

Longview Class Missile Instrumentation Ship:
  • Laid down, 12 June 1945, as SS Owensboro Victory, a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP3) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 719), at Permanente Metals Corp., Yard #2, Richmond, CA.
  • Launched, 21 July 1945
  • Delivered to the Maritime Commission for operation by Coastwise Lines (Pacific Far East Line), 27 August 1945
  • Chartered by the War Department, 22 July 1946
  • Transferred to the War Department, 30 August 1946, assigned to the US Army Transportation Corps, and commissioned USAT Private Joe E. Mann
  • Returned to the Maritime Commission, 3 January 1960
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 7 August 1950, to placed in service by MSTS as USNS Private Joe. E Mann (T-AK-253)
  • Converted to a Missile Range Instrumentation Ship, assigned to MSTS and placed in service as USNS Richfield (T-AGM-4), 27 November 1960
  • Placed out of service, and transferred to MARAD for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA., 21 November 1968
  • Final disposition, sold for scrapping, 16 March 1976, to Nicolai Joffee, delivered, 12 August 1976
    Specifications:
    Displacement 4,512 t.(lt) 15,589 t.(fl)
    Length 455'
    Beam 62'
    Draft 29'
    Speed 15.5kts
    Complement 99
    Propulsion
    one cross compound steam turbine
    two boilers
    single screw, 8,500shp.
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    USNS Private Joe. E. Mann (T-AK-253 / USNS Richfield (T-AGM-4)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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