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T-AK-2033 Buyer

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)
    Length unknown
    Beam unknown
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Full Operating Complement unknown
    Propulsion steam turbine, single propeller
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    Buyer 61k Buyer (T-AK-2033) moored pierside at her layberth in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, date unknown. Maritime Administration
    Buyer 68k Buyer (T-AK-2033) activated and moored pierside while discharging cargo, date and place unknown. Maritime Administration

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