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SS Pride (AK-5015)


Northern Light Class Breakbulk Cargo Ship:
  • Laid down in 1960 as Mormacpride, a Maritime Administration type (C3-S-33a) hull, under Maritime Administration contract (MA hull 67), at Sun Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Chester, PA.
  • Launched in 1960
  • Delivered to Moore-McCormack Lines, 7 July 1960
  • Sold to States Steamship Co., 3 December 1976
  • Returned to the Maritime Administration, 24 February 1977, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
  • Renamed Pride, 27 May 1977
  • Assigned to the US Navy's Military Sealift Command (MSC)'s Ready Reserve Force
  • SS Pride (AK-5017) was retired from the Ready Reserve Force, date unknown
  • Sold for scrapping, 24 August 2007, to North American Ship Recycling, Sparrows Point, MD., as part of a five ship contract for $2,161,610
  • Final Disposition, scrapping contact re-awarded to Marine Metals Inc of Brownsville Dec 21, 2007, as part of the three ship deal (Pride, Scan and Cape Charles) for just over $1.4 Million after North American Ship Recycling defaulted on contract
    Specifications:
    Displacement 5,873 t.(lt) 18,410 t.(fl)
    Length 486'
    Beam 68'
    Draft 31' (max.)
    Speed 16.2 kts.
    Propulsion two boilers, single steam turbine engine, one propeller

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    Pride 203k SS Mormacpride underway, date and location unknown.
    Moore-McCormack Lines photo.
    Chris Howell, Southland Ship Stores Limited, Port of Bluff, N.Z.

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