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USNS Marine Carp (T-AP-199)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Echo - Bravo - Papa
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - National Defense Service Medal
Third Row - Korean Service Medal (1) - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal (retroactive)

Marine Adder Class Transport:
  • Laid down, 6 December 1944, as a Maritime Commission (C4-S-A3) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 2362) at Kaiser Co., Inc., Vancouver, WA.
  • Launched, 5 July 1945
  • Delivered to Matson Navigation Co., 11 October 1945, at Portland, OR.
  • Acquired by American Export Lines, 22 August 1946, at New York, N.Y.
  • Returned to the Maritime Commission for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA., 23 May 1949
  • Transferred to the National Defense Reserve Flee, Hudson River Group, 31 August 1951
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 17 March 1952
  • Assigned to the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS), and placed in service as USNS Marine Carp (T-AP-199), 15 September 1952, at Baltimore, MD.
  • During the Korean War USNS Marine Carp participated in the following campaigns:
    Campaign and Dates
    Korean Summer-Fall 1953, 6 to 10 July 1953

  • Placed out of service, 9 October 1957, and returned to the Maritime Administration
  • Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, at Beaumont, TX., 11 September 1958
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 11 September 1958
  • USNS Marine Carp earned one battle star for Korean War service
  • Sold for commercial operations, 20 July 1967, to Central Gulf Steamship Corp., renamed SS Green Springs
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 13 July 1979, to Chin Ho Fa Steel & Iron Co., Ltd., Taiwan
    Displacement 6,720 t.(lt) 10,210 t.(fl)
    Length 523'
    Beam 72'
    Draft 26'
    Speed 18 kts.
    Cargo Capacity 53,000 (cu ft)
    Troop Accommodations 3,451
    Armament none
    Propulsion steam turbine, single propeller, 13,750 hp

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    USNS Marine Carp (T-AP-199)
    Marine Carp 45k Artist Sketch of USNS Marine Carp (T-AP-199) Bill Valashinas
    Marine Carp 73k USNS Marine Carp (T-AP-199) underway, date and location unknown. Dennis Frasca
    Merchant Service
    Marine Carp 385k Ex-Marine Carp (T-AP-199) as Central Gulf Steamship Corp,'s SS Green Springs working cargo at Bremerhaven, Germany in July 1976 Photo by Gerhard Mueller-Debus
    Marine Carp 359k Ex-Marine Carp (T-AP-199) as Central Gulf Steamship Corp,'s SS Green Springs working cargo at Bremerhaven, Germany in July 1976 Photo by Gerhard Mueller-Debus

    USNS Marine Carp (T-AP-199)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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