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USNS Havenford (T-AG-179)
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Name: SS Mercer Victory
Builder: Permanente Metals Yard No. 1, Richmond, California
Laid down: 26 January 1945
Launched: 14 March 1945
Fate: Unknown
General characteristics [1]
Type: Type VC2-S-AP2 Victory ship
Displacement: 4,512 long tons (4,584 t) light
15,589 long tons (15,839 t) full load
Length: 455 ft (139 m)
Beam: 62 ft (19 m)
Draft: 29 ft (8.8 m)
Propulsion: Cross-compound steam turbine
8,500 shp (6,338 kW)
Single screw
Speed: 15.5 knots (28.7 km/h; 17.8 mph)

USNS Havenford (T-AG-179) was one of 12 ships scheduled to be acquired by the United States Navy in February 1966 and converted into Forward Depot Ships and placed into service with the Military Sea Transport Service, The Mercer Victory (MCV-591) was chosen for this conversion and assigned the name Havenford but the program was canceled and the ships were not acquired by the Navy.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Priolo, Gary P. (2010). "Miscellaneous Auxiliary T-AG-179 Havenford". Retrieved 4 July 2012. 

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