USNS Dalton Victory (T-AK-256)
|Ordered:||as type (VC2-S-AP3) hull, MCV hull 21|
|Builder:||California Shipbuilding Corporation, Los Angeles, California|
|Laid down:||8 April 1944, as SS Dalton Victory|
|Launched:||6 June 1944|
|Completed:||19 July 1944|
|Acquired:||2 April 1948, by the US Army Transportation Service|
|Commissioned:||date unknown, as USAT Dalton Victory|
|Decommissioned:||8 August 1950|
|In service:||9 August 1950, with MSTS as USNS Dalton Victory (T-AK-256)|
|Out of service:||date unknown|
|Renamed:||USNS Sunnyvale (T-AGM-5), 27 October 1960|
|Reclassified:||27 October 1960 as USNS Sunnyvale (T-AGM-5)|
|Struck:||15 December 1974|
|Fate:||sold for scrapping, 17 July 1975, to National Metal & Steel Corp.|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:|
|Length:||455 ft (139 m)|
|Beam:||62 ft (19 m)|
|Draft:||29 ft 2 in (8.89 m)|
|Installed power:||8,500 shp (6,300 kW)|
|Speed:||15.5 knots (28.7 km/h; 17.8 mph)|
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 entries can be found here and here.
- NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive – T-AK-256 Dalton Victory – T-AGM-5 Sunnyvale
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