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USNS Huntsville (T-AGM-7)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Whiskey - Victor - Yankee
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
Displacement 4,512 t.(lt) 11,500t.(fl)
Length 455' 3"
Beam 62' 2"
Draft 28' 6"
Speed 15.5 kts.
Propulsion cross compound steam turbine, single screw, 8,500shp
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||USNS Huntsville (T-AGM-7) underway, date and location unknown.
||William Zarkas, Retired MSC Boatswain
President, MSC Retiree Association
||USNS Huntsville (T-AGM-7) moored pierside, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial.
||USNS Huntsville (T-AGM-7) underway circa 1967, location unknown.
US Navy photo from 1967-68 edition of "Jane's Fighting Ships"
USNS Huntsville (T-AGM-7)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
MARAD Vessel History Database
Last Updated 31 October 2014
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