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SS Scan (AK-5018)


Northern Light Class Breakbulk Cargo Ship:
  • Laid down in 1961 as SS Mormacscan, a Maritime Administration type (C3-S-33a) hull, under Maritime Administration contract (MA hull 76), at Sun Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Chester, PA.
  • Launched in 1961
  • Delivered to Moore-McCormack Lines, 30 June 1961
  • Returned to the Maritime Administration, 3 December 1976, for bare bottom charter to States Steamship Co.
  • Returned to the Maritime Administration, 28 February 1977 for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
  • Renamed SS Scan and designated (AK-5018), 27 May 1977
  • Scan (AK-5018) could be activated in 30 days
  • Downgraded to the MARAD National Defense Reserve Fleet, 1 October 2001
  • 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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    Commercial Service
    Scan 66k Mormacscan arriving at Yokohama, Japan, 16 March 1974. Photo by Gerhard Mueller-Debus
    Scan (T-AK-5018)
    Scan 78k Scan (T-AK-5018) at anchor, date and place unknown. US Maritime Commission
    Scan 131k Scan (T-AK-5018) under tow, date and place unknown. US Maritime Commission

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