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SS Beaver State (ACS-10)

Keystone State Class Crane Ship):
  • Laid down, 13 April 1964, as the breakbulk ship, SS Mormacdraco, a Maritime Administration type (C6-S-60a) hull, under Maritime Administration contract (MA 144) at Ingalls Shipbuilding Inc., Pascagoula, MS.
  • Launched, 14 January 1965
  • Delivered to the Moore-McCormack Lines, 28 May 1965
  • Converted to a MARAD type hull (C6-S-MA60b) Crane Ship at National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, CA.
  • Renamed SS American Draco, 13 September 1983
  • Transferred to the United States Lines, 1 November 1983
  • Reacquired by the Maritime Administration (MARAD) in April 1987
  • Assigned by the Maritime Administration to the Ready Reserve Force, (RRF), under operation control of the Military Sealift Command (MSC)
  • Placed in service as SS Beaver State (ACS-10), 4 May 1997
  • SS Beaver State (ACS-10) was berthed at Bremerton, WA. and assigned to Maritime Prepositioning Ship Squadron Three and was maintained in a five-day readiness status
  • Removed from MSC control, withdrawn from the RRF by reassignment to the National Defense Reserve Fleet, 28 July 2006
  • Converted for the Missile Defense Agency at Cascade General Shipyards, Portland, OR. to an X-Band Transportable Radar Ship, designated (XTR-1)
  • Renamed SS Pacific Tracker, 1 April 2009.
    Displacement 11,714 t.(lt) 31,500 t.(fl)
    Length 668' 6"
    Beam 76' 1"
    Draft 33' 5"
    Speed 20.4 kts.
    Cargo Capacity 300+ standard containers
    Complement Fully oppositional status 89 civilian mariners, Reserve operational status 10 civilian mariners
    Armament none
    two General Electric turbines
    two boilers
    single propeller, 19,250shp
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    Beaver State 88k SS Mormacdraco underway in 1971, at Santos Brazil. Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    Beaver State 53k SS American Draco moored pierside at Santos, Brazil while working cargo in October 1983. Photo by Gerhard Mueller-Debus
    US Maritime Commission RRF
    Beaver State 94k SS Beaver State (ACS-10) passing under the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, date unknown.
    US Maritime Administration photo
    MARAD web site
    Beaver State 106k SS Beaver State (ACS-10) underway in San Francisco Bay, date unknown.
    US Maritime Administration photo
    MARAD web site
    US Missile Defense Agency
    Beaver State 578k SS Pacific Tracker (XTR-1) moored at Swan Shipyard Portland OR., 7 May 2011. Photo taken by Vern Bouwman

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    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    US Navy Fact File - Auxiliary Crane Ships - ACS

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