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SS Agent (AK-5015)


Cape A Class Breakbulk Cargo Ship:
  • Laid down in 1961 as SS Export Agent a Maritime Administration type (C4-S-58a) hull under Maritime Administration contract (MA 318) at National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, CA.
  • Launched 1961
  • Delivered to the Maritime Administration, 1961 for operation by American Export Lines
  • Named changed to SS Agent, date unknown
  • Reacquired by the Maritime Administration and laid up in the Maritime Administrations National Defense Reserve Fleet
  • When activated SS Agent (AK-5015) 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
  • Agent could be activated as needed
  • Downgraded from RRF and laid up in the Maritime Administrations (MARAD) National Defense Reserve Fleet in 2001
    Specifications:
    Displacement 7,380 t.(lt), 21,110 t.(fl)
    Length 575'
    Beam 75'
    Draft 30' (max.)
    Speed 18.3 kts.
    Full Operating Status Complement (unknown) Civilian Mariners, Reduced Operating Status 5 maintainers
    Propulsion steam turbine, two boilers, single propeller, 16,500shp

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    Agent 284k SS Agent (AK-5015) drydocked in Dry Dock #3 at the former Mare Island Naval Shipyard for hull cleaning prior to being towed to Texas for dismantling, 28 April 2012 Photos by Darryl Baker
    Agent 327k

    There is no DANFS history available for Cape Agent (T-AK-5005) at NavSource
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    MARAD Vessel History Database
    National Register Eligibility Assessment

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