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SS Gulf Trader (AK-2036)
Breakbulk Cargo Ship:
Laid down in 1964 as Gulf Trader a Maritime Administration type (C3-S-37d) hull under Maritime
Administration contract (MA 168) at Avondale Industries, New Orleans, LA.
Launched in 1964
Delivered to the Maritime Administration in 1964 for operation by the Gulf and South America Line
Acquired by Lykes Bros. SS Co. from Gulf and South America Line, 6 January 1972
Reacquired by the Maritime Administration and laid up in reserve as part of the Maritime Administrations National Defense Reserve Fleet
When activated SS Gulf Trader (AK-2036) was maintained and operated under contract by Apex Marine Ship Maintenance
Management Co., Lake Success, N.Y. and 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
Downgraded from the RRF, 1 October 2001
Displacement 11,368 t.(lt) 17200 t.(fl)
Draft 30' 1" (full load)
Cargo Capacity 564,000 cf
Depth of Hold 41' 7"
Speed 18 kts.
Full Operating Complement unknown
two Combustion Engineering water tube boilers
three General Electric geared turbines
two 600KW ship's generators sets
single propeller, 11,000 SHP
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|SS Gulf Trader (AK-2036) moored in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, TX. between
SS Gulf Shipper and SS Gulf Banker, date unknown.
There is no history available for SS Gulf Trader (AK-2036) at NavSource
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
MARAD Vessel History Database
National Register Eligibility Assessment
Last Updated 14 August 2015
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