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USS Belmont (AGTR-4)
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USS Belmont (AG-167) (1964)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Quebec - Bravo - Alpha
NQBA
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
National Defense Service Medal - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Dominican Republic)


Belmont Class Technical Research Ship:
  • Laid down, 25 January 1944, as SS Iran Victory, a Maritime Commission Type (VC2-S-AP3), under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 94) at Oregon Shipbuilding Corp, Portland, OR.
  • Launched, 25 March 1944
  • Delivered to the Maritime Commission, 23 April 1944 for operation by Pacific-Atlantic Steamship Co.
  • Returned to the Maritime Commission for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Astoria, OR., April 1954 or 1955
  • Acquired by the US Navy in February 1963
  • Renamed and designated Belmont (AG-167), 8 June 1964, while undergoing conversion to a Miscellaneous Auxiliary, (Technical Research Ship), at Willamette Iron and Steel Co, Portland, OR.
  • Redesignated AGTR-4, 1 April 1964
  • Commissioned USS Belmont, (AGTR-4), 2 November 1964, at Puget Sound Naval Ship Yard, Bremerton, WA., Cdr. Jerome E. Henderson in command
  • Decommissioned, and Struck from the Naval Register, 16 January 1970
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping to Boston Metals Co., Baltimore, MD., 24 June 1970
    Specifications:
    Displacement 4,420 t.(fl) 11,100 t.(fl)
    Length 455'
    Beam 62'
    Draft 23'
    Speed 16 kts.
    Complement 358
    Armament four .50 cal. machine guns
    Propulsion steam turbine, single shaft, 8.500shp

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    Belmont 66k USS Belmont (AGTR-4) at Recife, Brazil in 1967
    Photo by Tom Callahan, CW4 USA Ret.
    Dennis Clouse
    Belmont 35k USS Belmont (AGTR-4) underway, date and location unknown. From collection of Frank Guilfoy
    via USS Oxford (AG-159/AGTR-1)
    Web Site

    USS Belmont (AGTR-4)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Commanding Officers
    01CDR. Henderson, Jerome E.2 November 1964 - 1966
    02CDR. Scappini, Mimo L.1966 - ?
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    MARAD Vessel History Data Base
    USS Belmont (AGTR-4)
    US Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association
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