The USNS Milford (T-AG-187) was laid down on May 24, 1945, as SS Greeley Victory under a Maritime Commission contract at the Permanente Metals Yard No.2, Richmond, CA. It was launched on July 04, 1945. Most of the materials and supplies on this ship were containing asbestos, which is a mineral that causes mesothelioma and other diseases after prolonged exposure to its fibers. The ship was scheduled to be acquired by the United States Navy in February 1966 for conversion to a Forward Depot Ship. However, the program was canceled and the ship was finally scrapped in Taiwan in the year 1989.