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USS WATCHMAN AGR-16

LIBERTY SHIP: SS VERNON S. HOOD

BUILT BY

J.A. Jones Const. Co., Panama City, FL

KEEL LAID

17 January 1945 MCE hull 2343

LAUNCHED

20 February 1945

SPONSORED BY

Mrs. Inez Bulifant

PLACED IN SERVICE

7 March 1945

FLEET RESERVE

1947

USS WATCHMAN AGR-16

CONVERTED

1958 at Charleston, SC

COMMISSIONED

5 January 1959 as AGR-16 at Charleston, SC

HOME PORT

11 April 1959 San Francisco, CA

DECOMMISSIONED

1 September 1965

STATUS

3 October 1974 sold for scrap, 28 February 1975 Scrapped