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USNS Point Loma (T-AGDS-2)
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USNS Point Barrow (T-AKD-1) (1958 - 1974)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Sierra - Victor - Romeo
NSVR
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

Point Barrow Class Cargo Ship Dock
  • Laid down, 18 September 1956, under Maritime Administration contract (MA hull 43) at Maryland Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Baltimore, MD.
  • Launched, 25 May 1957
  • Delivered to the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS), 28 May 1958, for Arctic service
  • Placed in service as Point Barrow (T-AKD-1), 29 May 1958
  • Point Barrow also supported the Apollo space program
  • Reclassified a Deep Submergence Support Ship and renamed Point Loma (T-AGDS-2) circa 1974
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 28 September 1993
  • Custody transferred to the Maritime Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
  • Final Disposition, scrapping completed by Marine Metal Inc, Brownsville, TX., 27 October 2006
    Specifications:
    Displacement 10.320 t.(fl)
    Length 465' 6"
    Beam 74' 2"
    Draft 19' 14"
    Speed 15.3 kts.
    Complement 67
    Armament none
    Propulsion unknown, twin propellers

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    USNS Point Barrow (T-AKD-1)
    Point Loma 65k Point Barrow (T-AKD-1) launch, 25 May 1957, at Maryland Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Baltimore, MD. Point Barrow was one of the largest side launches ever attempted, to date, on the east coast. Ron Reeves
    Point Loma 143k USNS Point Barrow (T-AKD-1) underway, date and location unknown Capt. Carl R. Friberg Jr,
    Master USNS Point Barrow
    Point Loma 65k USNS Point Barrow (T-AKD-1) with her well deck submerged, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, May 1960
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret
    Point Loma 44k USNS Point Barrow (T-AKD-1) underway, date and location unknown..
    US Navy photo.
    Robert Hurst
    Point Loma 66k USNS Point Barrow (T-AKD-1) underway, date and location unknown. Capt. Carl R. Friberg Jr,
    Master USNS Point Barrow
    Point Loma 348k USNS Point Barrow (T-AKD-1) at anchor, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    Robert Hurst
    Point Loma 44k USNS Point Barrow (T-AKD-1) in port, Terminal Island, CA, date unknown. Photo by Capt. Carl R. Friberg Jr,
    Master USNS Point Barrow
    Point Loma 102k USNS Point Barrow (T-AKD-1) in port, Terminal Island, CA, date unknown. Photo by Capt. Carl R. Friberg Jr,
    Master USNS Point Barrow
    Point Loma 45k USNS Point Barrow (T-AKD-1) in port, Terminal Island, CA, date unknown. Photo by Capt. Carl R. Friberg Jr,
    Master USNS Point Barrow
    Point Loma 60k USNS Point Barrow (T-AKD-1) in port, Terminal Island, CA, date unknown. Photo by Capt. Carl R. Friberg Jr,
    Master USNS Point Barrow
    Point Loma 63k USNS Point Barrow (T-AKD-1) in port, Terminal Island, CA, date unknown. Photo by Capt. Carl R. Friberg Jr,
    Master USNS Point Barrow
    Point Loma 101k USNS Point Barrow (T-AKD-1) in port, Terminal Island, CA, date unknown. Photo by Capt. Carl R. Friberg Jr,
    Master USNS Point Barrow
    USNS Point Loma (T-AGDS-2)
    Point Loma 86k USNS Point Loma (T-AGDS-2) underway, date and location unknown. Note flag hoist with ships call sign displayed. Richard Leonhardt
    Point Loma 61k USNS Point Loma (T-AGDS-2) underway at San Diego, date unknown. Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    Point Loma 81k USNS Point Loma (T-AGDS-2) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    Tom Langford
    Point Loma 57k USNS Point Loma (T-AGDS-2) underway in San Diego Bay, circa mid-1980. Photo by Richard Stiles

    USNS Point Barrow (AKD-1) / USNS Point Loma (AGDS-2)
    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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