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TS Empire State VI (T-AP-1001)


Empire State VI Class Transport:
  • Laid down, 1 March 1961, as SS Oregon a Maritime Commission type (C5-S-MA1us) S-1u) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MA hull 95) at Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock, Newport News, VA.
  • Launched, 16 September 1961
  • Delivered to States Steamship Co., 19 April 1962
  • Sold to Moore-McCormack Lines in the 1970s, renamed SS Mormactide
  • Returned to the Maritime Administration in 1982 for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Fort Eustis, VA.
  • Withdrawn from the Reserve Fleet in November 1988 for conversion to a Training Ship
  • Renamed TS Empire State VI and converted at Bay Shipbuilding Co., Sturgeon Bay, WI.
  • Delivered to the State University of New York Maritime College at Fort Schuyler, New York, 31 December 1989
    Specifications:
    Displacement 11,615 t.(lt) 17,240 t.(fl)
    Length 565'
    Beam 76'
    Draft 32' (max)
    Speed 22 kts.
    Complement unknown
    Berths 791
    Armament none
    Propulsion steam turbine, single propeller

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    Empire State VI 76k TS Empire State VI (T-AP-1001) under way off the New York Maritime College, Fort Schuyler, New York, date unknown.
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    Empire State VI 44k TS Empire State VI (T-AP-1001) under way, date and location unknown.
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    Empire State VI 34k TS Empire State VI (T-AP-1001) under way, date and location unknown.
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    Empire State VI 45k TS Empire State VI (T-AP-1001) passing under the Hell's Gate Bridge at New York City, date unknown.
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    Empire State VI 62k TS Empire State VI (T-AP-1001) under way, date and location unknown.
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    Empire State VI 35k TS Empire State VI (T-AP-1001) under way off New York City, date unknown.
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    US Maritime Administration
    Empire State VI 32k TS Empire State VI (T-AP-1001) under way off New York City, date unknown. Maritime College, State University of New York
    Empire State VI 1463k TS Empire State VI (T-AP-1001) anchored off Palma, Mallorca Island, Spain, 17 July 2010. Photo by Jose A. Rodriguez
    Empire State VI 356k TS Empire State VI (T-AP-1001) moored pierside at Genoa, Italy, 6 June 2003. Photo by Carlo Martinelli
    Empire State VI 1117k TS Empire State VI (T-AP-1001) moored pierside at SUNY Maritime College, Throggs Neck, Bronx, New York City, NY, 21 May 2005. Photo by Glenn Fitzpatrick
    Empire State VI 337k TS Empire State VI (T-AP-1001) under way in the East River, New York City, 11 May 2015. The vessel has passed Roosevelt Island and is heading to sea for the start of her 2015 training voyage. Photo taken by Blue Riband (real name unknown) Robert Hurst

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