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USNS Pvt Jose F. Valdez (APC 119) on date
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Class: SGT JONAH E. KELLEY (APC 116, C1-M-AV1)
Design: MC C1-M-AV1
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:
APCNameAcqBuilderKeelLaunchSvc
116SGT JONAH E. KELLEY1 Mar 1950Southeastern SB29 Jan 194517 Mar 1945Mar 1950
117SGT GEORGE D. KEATHLEY1 Jul 1950Walter Butler SB, Duluth16 Jun 19447 Dec 19441 Jul 1950
118SGT JOSEPH E. MULLER1 Jul 1950Southeastern SB30 Dec 194417 Feb 19451 Jul 1950
119PVT JOSE F. VALDEZ2 Sep 1950Walter Butler SB, Duluth22 Apr 194427 Oct 19447 Sep 1950

Disposition:
APCNameTInact/CustStrikeDisposalFateMA Sale/Depart
116SGT JONAH E. KELLEYT22 Dec 1969/C28 Apr 19703 Oct 1972MA/S--
117SGT GEORGE D. KEATHLEYT29 Mar 197215 Apr 197629 Mar 1972Loan--
118SGT JOSEPH E. MULLERT16 Sep 196928 Apr 197013 Nov 1969MA3 Oct 1972
119PVT JOSE F. VALDEZT7 Nov 1969/C15 Aug 19761 Sep 1971MA27 Jul 1977

Class Notes:
APc 116 was among the Army ships operating out of continental U.S. ports that were to be acquired on 1 Mar 1950 for which names, classification, and hull numbers were approved on 21 Feb 1950. APC 117-118 were among the army ships then operating under commands in the Far East that were to be transferred to the Navy about 1 July 1950 for which names, classification, and hull numbers were approvedon 7 Jun 1950. APC 119 was among one Army ship and three Maritime Administration ships then in layup (AOG 78-80) that were to be transferred to the Navy for which names, classification, and hull numbers were approved on 7 Sep 1950.

Ship Notes:
APCNameMANotes
116SGT JONAH E. KELLEY2489(ex-LINK SPLICE). Completed 28 Aug 1945. To Army by BBC 20 Jun 1946 and by transfer 30 Aug 1946. To MA custody 22 Dec 1969. To buyer 6 Dec 1972.
117SGT GEORGE D. KEATHLEY2247(ex-ACORN KNOT,ex-ALEXANDER R. NINIGER, JR.) Completed 2 Oct 1945 at Houston. To Army by BBC 29 Jul 1946 and by transfer 30 Aug 1946. To MA custody 11 Dec 1956, stricken and permanent transfer to MA 24 Oct 1957. From MA (permanent) 15 Nov 1966. To AGS 35 1 Dec 1966. Loaned 1972 to Taiwan as CHU HWA. Returned 15 Aug 1988, to be used as target.
118SGT JOSEPH E. MULLER2485(ex-CHECK KNOT). Completed 9 Jun 1945. Title to Army 30 Jun 1948. To MA custody 7 Dec 1956, stricken and to MA (permanent) 25 Oct 1957. From MA (permanent) 20 Sep 1962, reinstated as AG 171 1 Dec 1962. To MA custody 13 Nov 1969. To buyer 7 Dec 1972.
119PVT JOSE F. VALDEZ2245(ex-ROUND SPLICE, ex-JOE P. MARTINEZ). Completed 5 Jul 1945 at New Orleans. To Army by BBC 12 Jul 1945 and by transfer 30 Aug 1946. To MA custody 22 Dec 1959, to MA (permanent) 1 May 1961, stricken 1 Jul 1961. From MA (permanent) 29 Aug 1961, reinstated 1 Nov 1961, to AG 169 1 Dec 1962. To MA custody 7 Nov 1969, permanent transfer 1 Sep 1971. To buyer 19 Aug 1977.

Page Notes:
Compiled: 13 Aug 2021
© Stephen S. Roberts, 2021
Sources: DB, Maroon, VSC