USS Provo

Navyhistory.com
ABOUT US
History of Ships and Navies
Contact US
Navy Links

Ê

Other Sites
HistoryShopping.com
Navalshopping.com
Historycentral.com
America's Wars
Revolutionary War
War of 1812
Civil War
World War II
Ê US Aircraft of WW2
Vietnam War
Presidential Elections
NationbyNation.com
Multieducator Products

Provo AG-173

Mug Windbreaker
Plaque Cap
Polo Shirt Sweatshirt
Provo


(AG-173: dp. 15,199 (f); 1. 455'3"; b. 62', d. 28'5"; s. 17 k.;
cpl. 50; a. none; cl. Phoen1z)

Provo, a special projects ship, was laid down 28 April 1945; launched 17 June 1945 by Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation, Portland, Ore.; sponsored by Miss Anna P. Burkhalter and delivered as Drew Victory 14 July 1945. While in merchant marine service, she was subsequently renamed California and Utah.

On 2 March 1963, she was acquired by MSTS from the Maritime Administration, and renamed Provo, 20 November 1962, with the designation of Speeial Projeet ShiD (AG-173). In July 1963, she and two other MSTS ships, Cheyenne and Phoeni~, were stationed at Subie Bay, Philippines as Forward Floating Denots. This mis.sion eoneept involved the use of depot ships for floating storage and issuance of vital military ~naterials in meeting eontingeneies. The operational anDlication of the eoneept was tested in 1964 in operation "Quick Release "

The shin is currently acting as a wint to point cargo carrier, delivering military supplies to Okinawa and Viet Nam from stocking points in Japan and Subic Bay.