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SS Lake (AK-5016)
Northern Light Class Breakbulk Cargo Ship:
Laid down, date unknown, as SS Mormaclake, a Maritime Administration type (C3-S-33a) hull, under Maritime Administration contract (MA hull 75), at Sun Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Chester, PA.
Launched, date unknown
Title transfer, delivered to Moore-McCormack Lines, 11 April 1961
Title transfer, delivered to States Marine Lines, 3 December 1976
Returned to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) , 14 March 1977, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
Renamed SS Lake, 27 May 1977
Assigned to the US Navy's Military Sealift Command (MSC)'s Ready Reserve Force (RRF-30)
SS Lake (AK-5016) could be activated in 30 days
Downgraded to the MARAD National Defense Reserve Fleet, 1 October 2001
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping by MARAD. Scrapping Contact, $454,690, awarded 31 July 2007 to All Star Metals, Brownsville TX.
Displacement 5,873 t.(lt) 18,410 t.(fl)
Draft 31' (max.)
Speed 16.2 kts.
Propulsion two boilers, single steam turbine engine, one propeller
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||SS Lake (AK-5016) at anchor, date and place unknown.
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||SS Lake (AK-5016) laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA., date unknown.
||Ex-SS Lake (AK-5016) in the breakers yard, All Star Metals, Brownsville TX. in 2008
There is no DANFS history for SS Lake (AK-5016) at NavSource
Last Updated 16 September 2011
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