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USNS Huntsville (T-AGM-7)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Whiskey - Victor - Yankee
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

Watertown Class Missile Range Instrumentation Ship:
  • Laid down, 2 March 1945 as SS Knox Victory, a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP3) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 1238) at Oregon Shipbuilding Corp,. Portland OR.
  • Launched, 13 April 1945
  • Delivered to War Shipping Administration, 11 May 1945, operated under charter to Olympic Steamship Co.
  • Chartered by Moore McCormack Line Inc., 6 January 1946
  • Chartered by Waterman Steamship Corp., 17 July 1947
  • Laid up, 11 June 1948, in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Hudson River Group, N.Y.
  • Chartered by Union Sulphur and Oil Co., 15 August 1950
  • Laid up, 14 December 1953, in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, AL.
  • Chartered by Sates Marine Corp. of Delaware, 12 December 1956
  • Laid up, 11 August 1960, in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA.
  • Acquired by the Navy, 11 August 1960
  • Assigned to MSTS, renamed USNS Huntsville (T-AGM-7)
  • Converted to a Missile Range Instrumentation Ship at Triple "A" Machine Shop, Inc., San Francisco, CA.
  • Placed in service in 1961
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 8 November 1974
  • Returned to the Maritime Administration for lay up, 22 November 1974, in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 17 July 1975, to the National Metal and Steel Corp., delivered 11 August 1975
    Displacement 4,512 t.(lt) 11,500t.(fl)
    Length 455' 3"
    Beam 62' 2"
    Draft 28' 6"
    Speed 15.5 kts.
    Complement 56
    Armament none
    Propulsion cross compound steam turbine, single screw, 8,500shp

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    Huntsville 125k USNS Huntsville (T-AGM-7) under way, date and location unknown. William Zarkas, Retired MSC Boatswain
    President, MSC Retiree Association
    Huntsville 95k USNS Huntsville (T-AGM-7) moored pierside, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial.
    Stan Svec
    Huntsville 78k USNS Huntsville (T-AGM-7) under way circa 1967, location unknown.
    US Navy photo from 1967-68 edition of "Jane's Fighting Ships"
    Robert Hurst
    Huntsville 102k USNS Huntsville (T-AGM-7) under way date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.

    USNS Huntsville (T-AGM-7)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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