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SS Gulf Shipper (AK-2035)
Breakbulk Cargo Ship:
Laid down in 1964 as SS Gulf Shipper a Maritime Administration type (C3-S-37d) hull under Maritime
Administration contract (MA 169) at Avondale Industries, New Orleans, LA.
Launched in 1964
Delivered to the Maritime Administration in 1964 for operation by the Gulf and South America Line
Acquired by Lykes Bros. SS Co. from Gulf and South America Line, 6 January 1972
Reacquired by the Maritime Administration and laid up in reserve as part of the Maritime Administrations National Defense Reserve Fleet
When activated SS Gulf Shipper (AK-2035) 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 SS Gulf Shipper was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet and could be activated as needed
Downgraded from the RRF, date unknown
Final Disposition, contract awarded for scrapping announced, 3 July 2009 to Esco Marine, Brownsville, TX., contract cost $145,276
Displacement 11,368 t.(lt) 17200 t.(fl)
Draft 30' 1" (full load)
Cargo Capacity 564,000 cf
Depth of Hold 41' 7"
Speed 18 kts.
Full Operating Complement unknown
two Combustion Engineering water tube boilers
three General Electric geared turbines
two 600KW ship's generators sets
single propeller, 11,000 SHP
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Lykes Bros. Line
||Lykes Bros. Cargoliner SS Gulf Shipper under way, date and location unknown.
Photo © Alex Duncan.
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