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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
Breakbulk Cargo Ship:
Laid down in 1961 as Export Buyer a Maritime Administration type (C3-S-46a) hull under Maritime
Administration contract (MA 327) at National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, CA.
Launched in 1961
Delivered to the Maritime Administration in 1961 for operation by the American Export Lines
Name changed to Buyer (date unknown)
Reacquired by the Maritime Administration and laid up in reserve as part of the Maritime Administrations National Defense Reserve Fleet
When activated Buyer (T-AK-2033) was assigned to the Military Sealift Command (MSC) as one of the Military Sealift Command's Modular Cargo Delivery System Ready Reserve Force (RRF) Ships
When not activated Buyer was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet and could be activated as needed
Downgraded from the RRF (date unknown)
Displacement 10,650 t.(lt)
Full Operating Complement unknown
Propulsion steam turbine, single propeller
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|Buyer (T-AK-2033) moored pierside at her layberth in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, date unknown.
|Buyer (T-AK-2033) activated and moored pierside while discharging cargo, date and place unknown.
There is no DANFS history available for Buyer (T-AK-2033) at NavSource
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Last Updated 25 February 2005
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