USNS Cheyenne (T-AG-174)
|Namesake:||An Algonquian tribe of Native Americans formerly roving between the Arkansas and Missouri rivers.|
|Builder:||Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation, Portland, Oregon|
|Laid down:||date unknown, under U.S. Maritime Commission contract MCV-693|
|In service:||1962 as USNS Cheyenne (T-AG-174)|
|Out of service:||date unknown|
|Struck:||15 June 1973|
|Fate:||disposed of by MARAD sale, 1 May 1973|
|Type:||Phoenix-class miscellaneous auxiliary|
|Tons burthen:||15,900 tons|
|Propulsion:||steam turbine, single shaft, 8,500hp|
|Complement:||50 officers and enlisted|
USNS Cheyenne (T-AG-174) was a Phoenix-class miscellaneous auxiliary acquired by the U.S. Navy in 1962, crewed by a civilian crew from the Military Sea Transportation Service, and sent to the Philippines to serve as a delivery ship of parts and supplies to other Navy ships and stations in the Asian area. Cheyenne remained in the Philippines, issuing parts and other supplies, until the early 1970s, being struck by the Navy in 1973.
Built in Portland, Oregon
Cheyenne was constructed under U.S. Maritime Commission contract (MCV-693) at Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation, Portland, Oregon. Her launch date is unknown. In 1962 Cheyenne was placed in-service as USNS Cheyenne (T-AG-174), 1962, a Special Project Ship, manned by the Military Sea Transportation Service with a civilian crew.
Vietnam conflict operations
DANFS has no information on the operation of this ship. However, a review of the history of USNS Phoenix (T-AG-172) and USNS Provo (T-AG-173) indicates her operations to be similar to theirs: acting as a point to point cargo carrier, delivering military supplies to Okinawa and Viet Nam from stocking points in Japan and Subic Bay.
- NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive - T-AG-174 Cheyenne
- USNS Phoenix (T-AG-172)
- USNS Provo (T-AG-173)