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SS Del Viento (AK-5026)

International Radio Call Sign:
Mike - Mike - Sierra - November
Class D Breakbulk Cargo Ship:
  • Laid down in 1968 as SS Delta Mexico a Maritime Administration type (C3-S-76a) hull under MARAD contract (MA hull 203) at Ingalls Shipbuilding Co., Pascagoula, MS.
  • Delivered in 1968 to the Maritime Administration to be operated by Delta Lines
  • Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet in 1984, renamed SS Del Viento, Military Sealift Command (MSC) designation AK-5026
  • SS Del Viento (AK-5026) could be activated for service with the Military Sealift Command (MSC) as needed
  • When activated SS Del Viento (AK-5026) was one of the Military Sealift Commands MSC's twenty-five breakbulk cargo ships
  • SS Del Viento (AK-5026) was withdrawn from MSC's Ready Reserve Force (RRF), date unknown
  • Final Disposition, part of a three ship scrapping contract awarded to Esco Marine, Brownsville, TX., 3 March 2008 for a contract total of $1,136,106
    Displacement 10,669 t.(lt) 23,900 t.(fl)
    Length est 493' 1"
    Beam est 73' 2"
    Draft est 30' 6" (max.)
    Speed est 18.5 kts.
    Cargo Capacity est 11,000 t. gross, (663,069 cu. ft.) dry cargo, 25,002 cu. ft. refrigerated cargo, 12,000 bbls liquid
    Complement est 25 Civilian Mariners
    Propulsion steam turbine single propeller

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    Merchant Service Delta Lines
    Del Viento
    143k SS Del Viento moored pierside at New Orleans, LA., 10 May 1983.
    Courtesy, photo by Fred Miller II
    David Wright

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