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|
USNS Dalton Victory (T-AK-256) was a Greenville Victory-class cargo ship acquired by the U.S. Navy in 1950.
In 1960 she was renamed USNS Sunnyvale (T-AGM-5) and placed in service as a missile range instrumentation ship, and assigned to the Pacific Missile Range, where she performed missile tracking duties.
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).
USNS Sunnyvale carried out a multitude of duties in the Pacific Ocean through 1962, including operations in support of the Pacific Missile Range, Point Mugu, California.
Sunnyvale was place out of service at an unknown date, and was struck from the Navy list on 15 December 1974. She was disposed of by the U.S. Maritime Administration on 17 July 1975.
- This article includes 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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