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USNS Northern Light (AK-284)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Golf - Yankee - Sierra
Northern Light Breakbulk Class Cargo Ship
Laid down, 1 April 1960, as SS Mormaccove, a Maritime Administration type (C3-S-33a) hull, under Maritime Administration contract (MA hull 70), at Sun Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Chester, PA.
Launched, 1 April 1961
Delivered to Moore-McCormack Lines, 1 September 1961, for service as SS Mormaccove
(IRCS - WMDG
Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, date unknown
Acquired by the US Navy in 1980
Converted for Naval service at Todd Shipyard, San Pedro, CA.
Placed in service, date unknown, with the Military Sealift Command (MSC) as USNS Northern Light (T-AK-284)
Placed out of service, and laid up, 1 October 1984
Laid up, 9 May 1985, in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA., in RRF-30 status (MSC Ready Reserve available in 30 days)
Title transferred to MARAD, 1 October 2000, and released from RRF status
Final Disposition, slated for disposal
Displacement 5,873 t.(lt) 18,410 t.(fl)
Draft 31' (max.)
Speed 18 kts.
one steam turbine
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There is no DANFS history for USNS Northern Light (T-AK-284) at NavSource
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Fleet Reserve Association
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
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Last Updated 9 April 2010
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