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SS Lake (AK-5016)

Northern Light Class Breakbulk Cargo Ship:
  • Laid down, date unknown, as SS Mormaclake, a Maritime Administration type (C3-S-33a) hull, under Maritime Administration contract (MA hull 75), at Sun Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Chester, PA.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Title transfer, delivered to Moore-McCormack Lines, 11 April 1961
  • Title transfer, delivered to States Marine Lines, 3 December 1976
  • Returned to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) , 14 March 1977, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
  • Renamed SS Lake, 27 May 1977
  • Assigned to the US Navy's Military Sealift Command (MSC)'s Ready Reserve Force (RRF-30)
  • SS Lake (AK-5016) could be activated in 30 days
  • Downgraded to the MARAD National Defense Reserve Fleet, 1 October 2001
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping by MARAD. Scrapping Contact, $454,690, awarded 31 July 2007 to All Star Metals, Brownsville TX.
    Displacement 5,873 t.(lt) 18,410 t.(fl)
    Length 486'
    Beam 68'
    Draft 31' (max.)
    Speed 16.2 kts.
    Propulsion two boilers, single steam turbine engine, one propeller

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    Lake 31k SS Lake (AK-5016) at anchor, date and place unknown.
    MARAD photo
    US Maritime Administration
    Lake 62k SS Lake (AK-5016) laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA., date unknown.
    MARAD photo
    Maritime Administration<
    Lake 280k Ex-SS Lake (AK-5016) in the breakers yard, All Star Metals, Brownsville TX. in 2008 Ron Reeves
    Lake 304k

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