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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.
Displacement 9,779 t.(lt), 31,995 t.(fl)
Draft 35' (max.)
Speed 18.9 kts
Bale 1,045,160 cubic feet
Refrigerated 21,839 cubic feet
Liquid 95,080 cubic feet
Passenger Capacity 12
Speed 23 kts.
Full Operating Status Complement 45 Civilian Mariners, Reduced Operational Status 9 maintainers
one geared steam turbine
two B&W WT boilers, 875 PSI @ 950 degrees fahrenheit
single propeller, 24,000shp
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||SS American Mail (American Mail Lines) in the port of Singapore, August 1975.
||Photo by Gerhard Mueller-Debus
|SS Cleveland (AK-851)
||SS Cleveland (AK-851) under way, date and location unknown.
||Sealift Inc. web site
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Last Updated 20 April 2007
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