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USNS Marine Phoenix (T-AP 195) ca. 1956.
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Class: MARINE ADDER (AP 193, C4-S-A3)
Design: MC C4-S-A3
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:
APNameAcqBuilderKeelLaunchSvc
193MARINE ADDER24 Jul 1950Kaiser, Richmond #37 Mar 194516 May 19451 Aug 1950
194MARINE LYNX23 Jul 1950Kaiser, Vancouver9 Dec 194417 Jul 19451 Aug 1950
195MARINE PHOENIX21 Jul 1950Kaiser, Vancouver16 Dec 19449 Aug 1945Aug 1950
199MARINE CARP17 Mar 1952Kaiser, Vancouver6 Dec 19445 Jul 194515 Sep 1952/S
200MARINE JUMPER7 May 1952Kaiser, Vancouver28 Nov 194430 May 1945Canc
201MARINE MARLIN1 May 1952Kaiser, Vancouver13 Dec 194428 Jul 1945Canc
202MARINE SERPENT8 May 1952Kaiser, Vancouver30 Nov 194412 Jun 1945Sep 1952

Disposition:
APNameTInact/CustStrikeDisposalFateMA Sale/Depart
193MARINE ADDERT5 Jun 1958/C6 Jun 19585 Jun 1958MA/T4 Aug 1967
194MARINE LYNXT1 May 1958/C1 May 19581 May 1958MA/T4 Aug 1967
195MARINE PHOENIXT2 Nov 1958/C3 Nov 19582 Nov 1958MA25 Aug 1967
199MARINE CARPT9 Oct 195711 Sep 195811 Sep 1958MA/T20 Jul 1967
200MARINE JUMPERT----10 Jun 1952MAApr 1966
201MARINE MARLINT----12 Jun 1952MA8 Jun 1965
202MARINE SERPENTT17 Aug 1955/C17 Aug 195517 Aug 1955MA16 Jul 1968

Class Notes:
AP 193-195 were among 18 Maritime Admiminstration ships to be transferred to the Navy for which names, classification, and hull numbers were approved on 31 Jul 1950. [On 8 Feb 1951 [1952?] MSTS headquarters authorized on behalf of SecNav local authorities to accept delivery at Suisun Bay of MARINE CARP, AP 199, and MARINE SERPENT [name and hull not stated]. They were to be activated to provide maximum troop capacity. On 12 Feb 1951 [1952?] MSTS headquarters cancelled this directive promising further instructions later.]

Ship Notes:
APNameMANotes
193MARINE ADDER2383Completed 5 Oct 1945. To SBRF 13 Feb 1948. To MSTS custody 24 Jul 1950. Converted 1952 at Portland, Ore., to increase her troop capacity and add to her safety-at-sea equipment. To MA custody in Astoria reserve fleet 5 Jun 1958 (there 052359Z, trf by MSTS to MA 060054Z, still 5 Jun local). Merc. TRANSCOLORADO Aug 1967. Sold 25 Jan 1988.
194MARINE LYNX2363Completed 22 Oct 1945. To SBRF 14 Sep 1948. To MSTS custody 23 Jul 1950. Converted 1952 at Portland, Ore., to increase her troop capacity and add to her safety-at-sea equipment. To MA custody in Astoria reserve fleet (permanent transfer) 1 May 1958 (reported 2 May). Merc. TRANSCOLUMBIA Aug 1967. Sold to BU Jun 1988.
195MARINE PHOENIX2365Completed 9 Nov 1945. To SBRF 1 Sep 1948. To MSTS custody 21 Jul 1950. Briefly placed in reduced operationsl status (ROS) in home port 14 Dec 1950. Converted May-Jul 1952 at Portland, Ore., to increase her troop capacity and add to her safety-at-sea equipment. Returned to MA custody in Astoria reserve fleet 2 Nov 1958. Merc. MOHAWK 1 Nov 1967. Sold 12 Jul 1979 to BU in Taiwan.
199MARINE CARP2362FY 1952. Completed 11 Oct 1945. To JRRF 23 May 1949, then HRRF. To MSTS custody 17 Mar 1952, placed in service 15 Sep 1952 at Baltimore. She was inactivated and placed in the Texas Group of the Navy's reserve fleet at Orange, Tex., for berthing only by MSTS on 9 Oct 1957 and was permanently transferred to MA custody in the Beaumont reserve fleet on 11 Sep 1958. Merc. GREEN SPRINGS Sep 1967. Sold 13 Jul 1979 to BU in Taiwan.
200MARINE JUMPER2359FY 1952, canc. Completed 10 Sep 1945. To Army 24 Mar 1949, to JRRF 11 Jan 1950. To Navy custody in JRRF 7 May 1952, returned to MA 10 Jun 1952 as excess to MSTS requirements. Merc. PANAMA Apr 1966. Sold 28 Feb 1975.
201MARINE MARLIN2364FY 1952, canc. Completed 30 Oct 1945. To Army 7 Apr 1949, to JRRF 21 Oct 1949. To Navy custody in JRRF 1 May 1952, returned 12 Jun 1952. Merc. GREEN BAY 8 Jun 1965. Sold 7 Jan 1972.
202MARINE SERPENT2360FY 1952. Completed 21 Sep 1945. To SBRF 1 Jul 1947. To MSTS custody 8 May 1952. In service 13 Sep 1952. Returned to MA custody in the Olympia reserve fleet 17 Aug 1955. Merc. Galveston 16 Jul 1968 (title transfer). [No scrap sale on card.]

Page Notes:
Compiled: 14 Aug 2021
© Stephen S. Roberts, 2021
Sources: DB, Maroon, VSC