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AF-62 USS Bellatrix Alstede-Class Stores Ship Military Patch SERVICE

USS BELLATRIX

AF-62

SIZE:  5"  x  4 1/4"

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USS Bellatrix (AF-62) was an Alstede-class stores ship acquired by the US Navy. Her task was to carry stores, refrigerated items, and equipment to ships in the fleet, and to remote stations and staging areas. Originally ordered as SS Fleetwood, on 13 October 1961, she was renamed Bellatrix and designated AF-62. On 18 November 1961, she was commissioned at her conversion yard, Comdr. Nathan E. Dozier in command. During preparations for her to receive an overhaul late in the summer of 1968, the Navy decided to decommission Bellatrix. Accordingly, on 30 September 1968, she was decommissioned at Hunters Point, California, and her name was struck from the Naval Vessel Register that same day. She earned five battle stars during the Vietnam War.