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USNS Michelson (T-AGS 23).
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Class: BOWDITCH (T-AGS 21)
Design: MC VC2-S-AP3
Displacement (tons): #,###
Dimensions (feet): ###.#' x ##.#' x ##.#'
Original armament: 4-5"/38
Later armaments: (19xx) 4-20mm
Complement: ###
Speed (kts.): ##.#
Propulsion (HP): #,###
Machinery: turbines, # screw

Construction:
AGSNameOrd/AcqBuilderKeelLaunchComm/Svc
21BOWDITCH2 Aug 1957Oregon SB11 May 194530 Jun 19458 Oct 1958
22DUTTON5 Nov 1957Oregon SB16 Feb 19458 May 19451 Nov 1958
23MICHELSON8 Feb 1958Oregon SB5 May 194414 Jun 194415 Dec 1958

Disposition:
AGSNameTDecomm/CustStrikeDisposalFateMA Sale/Depart
21BOWDITCHTDECOM28 May 1987DISPMA4 Mar 1988
22DUTTONT1 Sep 198914 Feb 199012 Nov 1993MA/T4 Sep 2007
23MICHELSONT197515 Apr 197522 Sep 1977MA/S--

Class Notes:
[22 renamed/recl. 8.8.57 or 58]

Ship Notes:
AGSNameMANotes
21BOWDITCH694FY 1958. (ex-SOUTH BEND VICTORY, compl. 27 Jul 1945). Converted by NSY Charleston. Damaged in hurricane Jan 1987 at Rio de Janeiro. To MA custody 30 Sep 1987. MA exchange sale 4 Mar 1988.
22DUTTON682FY 1958. (ex-TUSKEGEE VICTORY, compl. 5 Jun 1945). [Or keel 27 Mar 1945.] To MA custody 25 Oct 1989 [not VSC]. Departed under dismantlement contract 2 Oct 2007. BU complete 5 Jun 2008.
23MICHELSON114FY 1958. (ex-JOLIET VICTORY, compl. 7 Jul 1944). FY 1958. To MA custody 12 Nov 1969 [not VSC]. Declared unfit for sea by the USCG ca. 1975 while in port in Japan and to MA custody 29 Apr 1975. Replaced by H. H. HESS (T-AGS 38). To buyer 17 Oct 1977.

Page Notes:
Compiled: 19 Oct 2021
© Stephen S. Roberts, 2021
Sources: DB, Maroon, NVR, VSC