The USNS Perseus (T-AF-64) was laid down on March 30, 1945, as SS Union Victory under a Maritime Commission contract at Oregon Shipbuilding Corp., Portland, OR. It was launched on June 7, the same year. The ship was converted to a Provisions Store Ship to serve in the Navy and placed in service in September 1962. After a decade of service, the USNS Perseus (T-AF-64) was struck from the Naval Register on June 15, 1973. Finally, the ship was sold for scrapping at Kaohsiung.