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SS Cornhusker State (ACS-6)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Zulu - Oscar
NCZO
Keystone State Class Crane Ship):
  • Laid down, 27 November 1967, at Bath Iron Works, Bath, ME. as SS C.V. Stag Hound, a Maritime Administration type (C5-S-73b) hull under Maritime Administration contract (MA 207)
  • Launched, 2 November 1968
  • Delivered to the Maritime Administration, 20 June 1969, for operation by American Export Isbrandtsen Containership Lines
  • Assigned by the Maritime Administration to the Ready Reserve Force, (RRF) under operational control of the Military Sealift Command (MSC)
  • Placed in service as SS Cornhusker State (ACS-6), 7 May 1984
  • SS Cornhusker State (ACS-6) is one the six Crane Ships in the Surge Force
  • SS Cornhusker State is berthed at Cheatham Annex, VA. (ROS-5)
    Specifications:
    Displacement 13,900 t.(lt) 31,500 t.(fl)
    Length 668'
    Beam 76' 1"
    Draft 33' 5"
    Speed 20 kts.
    Complement
    FOS 89 civilian mariners
    ROS 5 civilian mariners
    Cargo Capacity 300+ standard containers
    Cranes six 30 ton capacity cranes
    Armament none
    Propulsion
    two General Electric turbines
    two boilers
    single propeller, 17,500shp

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    Commercial Service
    Cornhusker State 361k American Export Isbrandtsen Lines SS C.V. Stag Hound approaching Bremerhaven, Germany on the Weser River, December 1970 Photo by Gerhard Mueller-Debus
    Cornhusker State 88k American Export Isbrandtsen Lines SS C.V. Stag Hound underway, date and location unknown. Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    SS Cornhusker State (ACS-6) MARAD RRF
    Cornhusker State
    DN-ST-88-07970
    1343k SS Cornhusker State (ACS-6) undergoing conversion at the Norfolk Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Corporation, 16 July 1987. To the starboard of Cornhusker State is the Fleet Replenishment Oiler USNS Platte (T-AO-186) (stern visible) and to port of Cornhusker State is USS Farragut (DDG-37)
    US Department of Defense photos # DN-ST-88-07970 and DN-ST-88-07971 by Don Montgomery USN Ret.
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    Cornhusker State
    DN-ST-88-07971
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    Cornhusker State 1378k SS Cornhusker State (ACS-6) undergoing conversion at the Norfolk Shipbuilding and Drydock Corp yard, 2 October 1987. An unidentified Military Sealift Command Ready Reserve Force ship is inboard of SS Cornhusker State also undergoing conversion.
    US Department of Defense photo # DN-ST-88-08234 by Don Montgomery.
    DefenseImagery.mil
    Cornhusker State 71k SS Cornhusker State (ACS-6) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    MSC web site
    Cornhusker State 62k SS Cornhusker State (ACS-6) moored pierside, date and location unknown. Maritime Administration web site
    Cornhusker State 1521k SS Cornhusker State (ACS-6) lies tied up at the Norfolk Shipbuilding and Drydock Corp yard, where it is undergoing routine overhaul, 25 September 1990, prior to deployment to the Middle East.
    US Department of Defense photo # DN-SC-90-11522 by Don Montgomery USN Ret.
    DefenseImagery.mil
    Cornhusker State 2193k SS Cornhusker State (ACS-6) SS Flickertail State (ACS-5) tied up at the Moon Engineering Corporation pier on the Elizabeth River, Norfolk, VA., 21 July 1994 for routine overhaul.
    US Department of Defense photo # DN-ST-95-00962 by Don Montgomery USN Ret.
    DefenseImagery.mil
    Cornhusker State
    DN-SC-97-01327
    1467k SS Cornhusker State (ACS-6) and SS Flickertail State ACS-5) moored at the Military Sealift Command pier at Newport News in RRF standby status, 6 July 1996.
    US Department of Defense photos # DN-SC-97-01327, DN-SC-97-01328, DN-SC-97-01326 and DN-SC-97-01325 by Don Montgomery USN Ret..
    DefenseImagery.mil
    Cornhusker State
    DN-SC-97-01328
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    Cornhusker State
    DN-SC-97-01326
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    Cornhusker State
    DN-SC-97-01325
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    Cornhusker State 40k SS Cornhusker State (ACS-6) moored at the Military Sealift Command pier at Newport News in RRF standby status, 13 May 2000.
    US Department of Defense photos # 000513-N-4912M-017, a US Navy photo by Don Montgomery USN Ret.
    DefenseImagery.mil
    Cornhusker State
    DN-ST-88-08004
    1554k SS Cornhusker State (ACS-6) and a port quarter view of the amphibious transport dock USS Austin (LPD-4). Both vessels are tied to the pier at the Moon Engineering Company yard on the Elizabeth River, Norfolk, VA., 7 July 2007.
    US Department of Defense photos # DN-ST-88-08004, DN-ST-88-08005, DN-ST-88-08003 and DN-ST-88-08002 by Don Montgomery USN Ret..
    DefenseImagery.mil
    Cornhusker State
    DN-ST-88-08005
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    Cornhusker State
    DN-ST-88-08003
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    Cornhusker State
    DN-ST-88-08002
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    Cornhusker State 1830k SS Cornhusker State (ACS-6) arrives at US Naval Station Guantanamo Bay for the exercise Joint Logistics Over The Shore (JLOTS) 09. JLOTS is a critical capability that allows the military to move forces and supplies without the benefit of a fixed, deep-draft port. The exercise will demonstrate the Navy, Army, and Marine Corps ability to deploy, discharge and conduct reception and staging of equipment in a scenario that requires ships to offload while still offshore. The harbor tugs Santaquin (YTB-824) and Dakanawida (YTB-831) stand by to assist as needed.
    US Navy photos # 090605-N-0557G-002 GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (June 5, 2009), by MC1 Brian A. Goyak.
    Mike Hibbard
    Cornhusker State 312k Sailors assigned to Navy Cargo Handling Battalion One (NCHB-1) work with soldiers from the Army 332nd Headquarters and Headquarters Company to move cargo from SS Cornhusker State (ACS-6) to the deck of US Army landing ship USAV Aldie (LCU-2004) during exercise Joint Logistics Over the Shore (JLOTS) 09. JLOTS is a critical capability that allows the military to move forces and supplies without the benefit of a fixed, deep-draft port. The exercise will demonstrate the Navy, Army, and Marine Corps ability to deploy, discharge and conduct reception and staging of equipment in a scenario that requires ships to offload while still offshore.
    US Navy photos # 090617-N-0577G-090 GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (June 17, 2009), by MC1 Brian A. Goyak.
    Mike Hibbard
    Cornhusker State 278k A 154,000-pound Manitowoc crane is lifted off the deck of SS Cornhusker State (ACS-6). The crane will be used to build an elevated causeway system during the exercise Joint Logistics Over The Shore (JLOTS) 09. JLOTS is a critical capability that allows the military to move forces and supplies without the benefit of a fixed, deep-draft port. The exercise will demonstrate the Navy, Army, and Marine Corps ability to deploy, discharge and conduct reception and staging of equipment in a scenario that requires ships to offload while still offshore.
    US Navy photos # 090608-N-5787K-001 GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (June 8, 2009), by MC2 Meranda L. Keller.
    Mike Hibbard
    Cornhusker State 2100k Sailors assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU-2) unload humanitarian supplies from SS Cornhusker State (T-ACS-6) in support of the Joint Logistics Over The Shore Operation under Joint Task Force Haiti. ACU-2 is conducting humanitarian relief operations in support of Operation Unified Response.
    US Navy photos # 100213-N-9643W-280 KILLICK, Haiti (Feb. 13, 2010), by MC2 Kim Williams.
    Mike Hibbard
    Cornhusker State 2143k SS Cornhusker State (T-ACS-6) docks pierside at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Cornhusker State is providing logistical support for Haiti as part of Operation Unified Response.
    US Navy photos # 100224-N-1441M-155 GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (Feb. 24, 2010) , by MC2 Marie A. Montez.
    Mike Hibbard

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