DUTTON T-AGS 22
Ship Name and Designation History
This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.
Keel Laid 27 March 1945
Launched (Date unknown) as TUSKEGEE VICTORY
Delivered 6 May 1945 to MARAD for commercial service
Placed in service 1945 by Weyerhaeuser SS Co.
Leased 29 June 1946 to Shepard SS Co.
Leased 22 April 1949 to South Atlantic SS. Co.
Laid up 16 May 1949 in National Defense Reserve Fleet
Leased 16 February 1951 to South Atlantic SS. Co.
Chartered 16 March 1951 to Orion Shipping & Trading Co.
Laid up 24 September 1953 in National Defense Reserve Fleet
Assigned to Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) 5 November 1957
Oceanographic Unit 2 operated on board this ship from November 19 1958 to August 22 1989
Struck from Naval Register 14 February 1990
Title transfer to MARAD 12 November 1993
Scrapping contract awarded in September 2007
Scrapping completed 5 June 2008
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S.S. TUSKEGEE VICTORY
Locy Type 7#
USNS DUTTON T-AGS-22
Return address for OCEANOGRAPHIC UNIT TWO
USNS DUTTON earned the National Defense Service Medal during her Navy service.
NAMESAKE - TUSKEGEE VICTORY - Named for the counties and/or cities named Tuskegee
NAMESAKE - DUTTON - Named for the navigator and author Captain Benjamin Dutton, USN (1883-1937).
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