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USNS Bald Eagle (T-AF-50)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Tango - Bravo - Foxtrot
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
National Defense Service Medal
Alstede Class Stores Ship:
Laid down, date unknown, as SS Bald Eagle a Maritime Commission type (C2-S-B1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 186) at Moore Drydock Co., Oakland, CA.
Launched, date unknown
Delivered to the War Shipping Administration, 28 May 1943
Operated by United States Lines under GAA agreement, 28 May 1943
Chartered to Pacific Far East Lines, 4 September 1946
Operated by Black Diamond SS. Corp., under GAA agreement, 24 July 1947
Operated by American Hawaii SS. Corp., under GAA agreement, 27 July 1948
Laid up, 30 July 1948 in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
Acquired by the US Army Transportation Service, 1 October 1948
Transferred the US Navy Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS), 1 March 1950
Placed in service as USNS Bald Eagle (T-AF-50)
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD), 16 July 1970, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
Permanent title transfer to MARAD, 1 September 1971
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 1 June 1973, under MARAD contract PD-X-954 of 1 March 1973, for $75,666.66 to Andy International Corp.
Displacement 6,556 t.(lt) 13,893 t.(fl)
Length 459' 2"
Draft 25' 9"
Speed 15.5 kts.
Propulsion cross-compound turbine, single propeller, 6.000shp
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| Merchant Service
Black Diamond Line
||SS Bald Eagle in the service of the Black Diamond Line, circa 1947-1948, date and location unknown.
||Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
|USNS Bald Eagle (T-AF-50)
||USNS Bald Eagle (T-AF-50) under way, date and location unknown.
||Carl R. Friberg Jr., Master USNS Bald Eagle
||USNS Bald Eagle (T-AF-50) moored pierside at Bremerhaven, Germany, , April 1963.
||Photo by Gerhard L. Mueller-Debus
||USNS Bald Eagle (T-AF-50) under way with tug alongside, date and
US Navy photo
||USNS Bald Eagle (T-AF-50) under way date and location unknown.
There is no DANFS history available for Bald Eagle (T-AF-50) at NavSource
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 17 April 2015
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