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USNS Sampan Hitch (T-AGM-18)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Tango - Papa - Alpha
Sampan Hitch Class Missile Range Instrumentation Ship:
\Laid down, date unknown, as a Maritime Commission type (C1-M-AV1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 2133)
at Walter Butler Shipbuilding Inc., Superior, WI.
Launched, date unknown
Competed in August 1945
Delivered, 5 November 1945, at Beaumont, TX. to the Maritime Commission for charter to Prudential Steamship Corp.
Chartered, 18 July 1946, by New York Puerto Rico Steamship Co., at New York
Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Wilmington, N.C., 21 January 1948
Withdrawn from reserve, title transferred to US Air Force for conversion to a Range Instrumentation Ship
Commissioned USAFS Sampan Hitch, date unknown
Title transferred to the US Navy, 1 July 1964, assigned to the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) as a "Special Mission Ship"
Placed in service, 1 July 1964 as USNS Sampan Hitch (T-AGM-18)
Placed out of service in 1968 and laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 23 April 1973, to Dongkuk Steel Mill Co., Ltd., South Korea
Displacement 3,366 t.(lt) 6,090 t.(fl)
Length 338' 9"
Beam 50' 4"
Draft 17' 7"
Speed 11.5 kts.
Propulsion diesel, single propeller
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||Sampan Hitch (T-AGM-18) moored pierside at Port Canaveral, FL., 26 March 1959.
There is no DANFS history available for Sampan Hitch (AGM-18) at NavSource
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Last Updated 27 March 2009
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