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USNS Marshfield (T-AK-282)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - India - Zulu - Xray
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

Marshfield Class Cargo Ship:
  • Laid down as Marshfield Victory a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP3) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 106) at Oregon Shipbuilding Company, Portland, OR.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered to the War Shipping Administration, 7 June 1944, for operation under GAA contract by American Mail Line
  • Bare bottom charter to American Export Line, 14 June 1946
  • Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Wilmington, N. C. Group, 17 August 1948
  • GAA contract, Orion Shipping and Trading Co., 25 August 1950
  • Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA. Group, 10 October 1953
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 22 August 1968
  • Converted to provide support services for the advanced FBM bases at Holy Loch and Rota
  • Placed in service with the Military Sealift Command (MSC) as USNS Marshfield (T-AK-282), date unknown
  • Placed out of service, 23 October 1992
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 30 November 1992
  • Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Fort Eustis, VA.
  • Title transfer to MARAD, 18 May 1995
  • Final Disposition, withdrawn from the James River Reserve Fleet for scrapping, 8 November 2005 subsequently scrapped by Bay Bridge Enterprises LLC, Chesapeake, VA. Scraping completed 30 June 2006. Note: Note: Bay Bridge was paid a combined $442,640 to dismantle the Marshfield and the Preserver (ARS-8)
    Displacement 4,512 t.(lt) 15,589 t.(fl)
    Length 455'
    Beam 62'
    Draft 29'
    Speed 15.5 kts.
    Complement 99
    Armament none
    one cross compound steam turbine
    single screw, 8,500shp

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    Merchant Service American Export Lines.
    Marshfield 219k SS Marshfield Victory in port, date and location unknown,
    Photo originally © World Ship Society.
    Gerhard Mueller-Debus
    USNS Marshfield (T-AK-282)
    Simon Lake 129k Looking into the Holy Loch from Large Auxiliary Floating Dry Dock Los Alamos (AFDB-7) showing
    USS Simon Lake (AS-33) with resupply ship USNS Marshfield (T-AK-282)
    Large Covered Lighter (NSP) YFNB-31
    Large Covered Lighter (NSP) YFNB-42
    Floating Crane (NSP) YD-245
    Carl Mussleman
    Marshfield 40k USNS Marshfield (T-AK-282) moored pierside, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from MSTS Mariner Magazine
    Carl R Friberg Jr
    Marshfield 184k USNS Marshfield (T-AK-282) underway, date and location unknown.
    Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo No. NH 93227
    Mike Green
    Marshfield 119k USNS Marshfield (T-AK-282) underway, date and location unknown.
    Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo No. NH 93226. Courtesy of U.S. Naval Institute Photo Collection
    US Naval History and Heritage Command
    203k USNS Marshfield (T-AK-282) underway, date and location unknown.
    Nicholas Tiberio
    Marshfield 95k Ex-Marshfield (T-AK-282) underway in the harbor at Norfolk, VA. with help from a McAllister Towing of Virginia tug, 8 November 2005. Ex-Marshfield is headed for the breakers yard, at Chesapeake, VA. Photo by Mabel Clark

    There is no DANFS history available for Marshfield (T-AK-282) at the US Naval Historical Center web site
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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