USNS Dalton Victory (T-AK-256)
|Name:||USNS Dalton Victory|
|Namesake:||Former name retained|
|Builder:||California Shipbuilding Corporation, Los Angeles, California|
|Laid down:||date unknown, as type (VC2-S-AP2) hull, MCV 21|
|Acquired:||by the U.S. Navy, 9 August 1950|
|In service:||with MSTS on 9 August 1950 as USNS Dalton Victory (T-AK-256)|
|Out of service:||date unknown|
|Renamed:||USNS Sunnyvale (T-AGM-5), 27 October 1960|
|Struck:||15 December 1974|
|Fate:||disposed of by the U.S. Maritime Administration on 17 July 1975|
|Type:||Greenville Victory-class cargo ship|
|Tons burthen:||15,589 tons|
|Propulsion:||cross compound steam turbine, single propeller, 8,500shp|
|Armament:||(AK) one single 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount (stern), one 3"/50 gun mount (bow), eight 20mm AA guns; (AGM) none|
Constructed in Los Angeles, California
Dalton Victory (T-AK-256) was built by California Shipbuilding Corporation, Los Angeles, California, and was completed in 1944.
Acquired by MSTS as a cargo ship
Dalton Victory was acquired by the Navy and assigned to the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) in a noncommissioned status on 9 August 1950.
Assigned as a missile tracking ship
On 27 October 1960 Dalton Victory was reconfigured as a missile range instrumentation ship and renamed USNS Sunnyvale (T-AGM-5).
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive – T-AK-256 Dalton Victory – T-AGM-5 Sunnyvale
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