Registry and Rig Information

Registry U.S.
Official Number 247260
Rig Propeller

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 323.75
Width 50.08
Depth 26.42
Gross Tonnage 3805.00
Net Tonnage 2123.00
Hull Material Steel
Hull Number 00336

Vessel History

History Built as C1-M-AV1 class cargo vessel for U.S. Maritime Commission. Operated from March, 1945 to July 28, 1946 by Grace
Lines in Atlantic trade. On latter date, transferred to
Department of Army for service with the Transportation Corps in
the Japan-Philippines area. Was fitted with troop and passenger
accommodations by Moore Dry Dock Co., Oakland, CA, in July
1, 1950, for troop and cargo movement in and around Korea.
Transferred to Atlantic service in 1955, then placed in
National Defense Reserve Fleet (Hudson River Group) on October
24, 1957. Reactivated by Military Sea Transportation Service on
December 1, 1966 and converted to survey ship for service on
Atlantic. Inactivated in December, 1970, and transferred on
lease to Republic of China on March 29, 1972.

In 1945, Launched as ALEXANDER R. NININGER, JR.
Disposition Sunk as target, 1989.

Build Information

Builder Walter Bulter Shipbuilders, Inc.
Place Built Duluth, MN
Date Built 1945-00-00


Source HCGL

Vessel Names

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
CHU HWA (AGS-564)1972-00-00CHINA
SGT. KEATHLEY, GEORGE D.1948-00-001950-00-00U.S.247260
SGT. KEATHLEY, GEORGE D.1957-00-001966-00-00U.S.247260
SGT. KEATHLEY, GEORGE D. (T-AGS 35; MSTS)1966-00-001972-00-00U.S.247260
SGT. KEATHLEY, GEORGE D. (T-APC 117; MSTS)1950-00-001957-00-00U.S.247260

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
Government of Republic of China1972-00-00TAIWAN247260
United States Maritime Commission1954-00-001946-00-00U.S.247260
United States Maritime Commission1946-00-001972-00-00U.S.247260