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SS Del Viento (AK-5026)
Class D Breakbulk Cargo Ship:
Laid down in 1968 as SS Delta Mexico a Maritime Administration type (C3-S-76a) hull under MARAD contract (MA hull 203) at Ingalls Shipbuilding Co., Pascagoula, MS.
Delivered in 1968 to the Maritime Administration to be operated by Delta Lines
Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet in 1984, renamed SS Del Viento, Military Sealift Command (MSC) designation AK-5026
SS Del Viento (AK-5026) could be activated for service with the Military Sealift Command (MSC) as needed
When activated SS Del Viento (AK-5026) was one of the Military Sealift Commands MSC's twenty-five breakbulk cargo ships
SS Del Viento (AK-5026) was withdrawn from MSC's Ready Reserve Force (RRF), date unknown
Final Disposition, part of a three ship scrapping contract awarded to Esco Marine, Brownsville, TX., 3 March 2008 for a contract total of $1,136,106
Displacement 10,400 t.(lt) 23,900 t.(fl)
Length est 493' 1"
Beam est 73' 2"
Draft est 30' 6" (max.)
Speed est 18.5 kts.
Cargo Capacity est 11,000 t. gross, (663,069 cu. ft.) dry cargo, 25,002 cu. ft. refrigerated cargo, 12,000 bbls liquid
Complement est 25 Civilian Mariners
Propulsion steam turbine single propeller
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Last Updated 8 August 2008
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