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SS Del Valle (AK-5050)
Class D Breakbulk Cargo Ship:
Laid down in 1968 as SS Delta Uruguay a Maritime Administration type (C3-S-76a) hull under MARAD contract (MA hull 202) 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 1983, renamed SS Del Valle, designated (AK-5050) as part of the Maritime Administrations Ready Reserve Fleet (RRF)
SS Del Valle (AK-5050) could be activated for service with the Military Sealift Command (MSC) as needed
When activated SS Del Valle was one of the Military Sealift Commands MSC's twenty-five breakbulk cargo ships
SS Del Valle was withdrawn from MSC's Ready Reserve Force (RRF), 7 October 1994, status downgraded to National Defense Reserve Fleet, laid up in the Maritime Administration Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, TX.
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 5 March 2008, to ESCO Marine Brownsville, TX.
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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||SS Del Valle (AK-5050) moored pierside at Rotterdam, The Netherlands, February 1991
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||SS Del Valle (AK-5050) moored pierside at Eemshaven, The Netherlands (background) while members of the Dutch army`s 812th Transportation Group position DAF YA 4-ton trucks on the pier. The trucks are carrying ordnance which will be loaded aboard Del Valle for redeployment to the United States in the aftermath of Operation Desert Storm, 26 February 1991.
US DOD photo # DDST9209273 by Edward Pillers from the Defense Visual Information Center
||SS Del Valle (AK-5050) laid up in reserve in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, TX. Group, date unknown
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