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SS Cleveland (AK-851)


Breakbulk Cargo Ship:
  • Laid down in 1969 as SS American Mail a Maritime Administration type (C5-S-75a) hull under Maritime Administration contract (MA 225) at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newport News, VA.
  • Launched in 1969
  • Delivered to the Maritime Administration in 1969 for operation by the American Mail Lines
  • Acquired by Sealift Inc and renamed SS Cleveland, date unknown
  • When activated SS Cleveland (AK-851) was assigned to the Military Sealift Command (MSC) as one of the Military Sealift Command's Modular Cargo Delivery System Ready Reserve Force (RRF) Ships
  • When not activated Cleveland is in commercial service for Sealift Inc.
    Specifications:
    Displacement 15,950 t.(lt)
    Length unknown
    Beam unknown
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Full Operating Complement unknown
    Propulsion steam turbine, single propeller

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    Commercial Service
    Cleveland 41k SS American Mail (American Mail Lines) in the port of Singapore, August 1975. Photo by Gerhard Mueller-Debus
    SS Cleveland (AK-851)
    Cleveland 41k SS Cleveland (AK-851) underway, date and location unknown. Sealift Inc. web site

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