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USNS Huntsville (T-AGM-7)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Whiskey - Victor - Yankee
NWVY
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

Watertown Class Missile Range Instrumentation Ship:
  • Laid down, 2 March 1945 as SS Knox Victory, a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP3) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 1238) at Oregon Shipbuilding Corp,. Portland OR.
  • Launched, 13 April 1945
  • Delivered to War Shipping Administration, 11 May 1945, operated under charter to Olympic Steamship Co.
  • Chartered by Moore McCormack Line Inc., 6 January 1946
  • Chartered by Waterman Steamship Corp., 17 July 1947
  • Laid up, 11 June 1948, in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Hudson River Group, N.Y.
  • Chartered by Union Sulphur and Oil Co., 15 August 1950
  • Laid up, 14 December 1953, in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, AL.
  • Chartered by Sates Marine Corp. of Delaware, 12 December 1956
  • Laid up, 11 August 1960, in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA.
  • Acquired by the Navy, 11 August 1960
  • Assigned to MSTS, renamed USNS Huntsville (T-AGM-7)
  • Converted to a Missile Range Instrumentation Ship at Triple "A" Machine Shop, Inc., San Francisco, CA.
  • Placed in service in 1961
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 8 November 1974
  • Returned to the Maritime Administration for lay up, 22 November 1974, in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 17 July 1975, to the National Metal and Steel Corp., delivered 11 August 1975
    Specifications:
    Displacement 4,512 t.(lt) 11,500t.(fl)
    Length 455' 3"
    Beam 62' 2"
    Draft 28' 6"
    Speed 15.5 kts.
    Complement 56
    Armament none
    Propulsion cross compound steam turbine, single screw, 8,500shp

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    Huntsville 125k USNS Huntsville (T-AGM-7) underway, date and location unknown. William Zarkas, Retired MSC Boatswain
    President, MSC Retiree Association
    Huntsville 95k USNS Huntsville (T-AGM-7) moored pierside, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial.
    Stan Svec

    USNS Huntsville (T-AGM-7)
    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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