USNS Antioch

USNS Antioch (T-AG-180) was the United States Navy name assigned to the United States Merchant Marine Victory Ship SS Alfred Victory. She was built in 1945 and had a tonnage of 7,607 GRT.[2]

Name: SS Alfred Victory
Builder: Permanente Metals Yard No. 2, Richmond, California
Laid down: 28 February 1945
Launched: 11 April 1945
In service: 7 May 1945
Out of service: 1984
Identification: IMO number: 5010725
Fate: Scrapped, 1988
General characteristics [1]
Type: Type VC2-S-AP2 Victory ship
  • 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)
  • Cross-compound steam turbine
  • 8,500 shp (6,338 kW)
  • Single screw
Speed: 15.5 knots (28.7 km/h; 17.8 mph)

On February 14, 1946, Alfred Victory was off Beachy Head in the English Channel when she was involved in a collision with a British coastal collier, the 1,552 GRT SS Fulham VII, which then sank.[2]

Alfred Victory was one of 12 ships scheduled to be acquired by the United States Navy in February 1966 and converted into Forward Depot Ships for the Military Sea Transport Service. Alfred Victory (MCV-745) was chosen for this conversion and assigned the name USNS Antioch (T-AG-180), but the program was cancelled and the ships were not acquired by the Navy.[1]

From 1 July 1984, Alfred Victory was laid up in Suisun Bay, California, as part of the National Defense Reserve Fleet.


  1. Priolo, Gary P. (2006). "Miscellaneous Auxiliary T-AG-180 Antioch". Retrieved 4 July 2012.
  2. Anderson, James B (2008). Sommerville, Iain (ed.). "Ships built by the Burntisland Shipbuilding Company Ltd: arranged by date of launch". Welcome to Burntisland. Iain Sommerville. Retrieved 17 June 2011.
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