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Marine Jumper (T-AP-200)
USAT Marine Jumper (1949 - 1952)
SS Marine Jumper (1945 - 1949)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Echo - Charlie - Alpha
Marine Adder Class Transport:
  • Laid down in 1944 as a Maritime Commission (C4-S-A3) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 2359) at Kaiser Co., Inc., Vancouver, WA.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • SS Marine Jumper was delivered to Moore McCormack Lines Co., 10 September 1945, at Portland, OR. for operation under a General Agency Agreement for the War Shipping Administration
  • Operated under charter by United States Lines, 1947 to 1949
  • Returned to the Maritime Commission, 24 March 1949, chartered to the War Department, Army Transportation Service (ATS), commissioned USAT Marine Jumper
  • Custody assumed by US Navy, 7 May 1952
  • Never activated, laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Title transfer to Waterman Steamship Corp., MARAD Exchange Program, 10 November 1964, sold to Litton Industries Leasing Corp, the same day
  • Renamed SS Panama in April 1966
  • Converted to a Containership, completed 12 August 1966
  • Sold to Reynolds Leasing Corp, 28 February 1975
  • Sold to Sea-Land Serviced Inc., 10 February 1987
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping in May 1988
    Displacement 6,720 t.(lt) 10,210 t.(fl)
    Length 523'
    Beam 72'
    Draft 26'
    Speed 18 kts.
    Cargo Capacity 53,000 (cu ft)
    Troop Accommodations 3,451
    Armament none
    Propulsion steam turbine, single propeller, 13,750 hp

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    War Shipping Administration Moore-McCormack Line
    Marine Carp 91k SS Marine Jumper underway probably during builders trials in early 1945. Waldemar Scholtes
    Marine Carp 90k SS Marine Jumper underway, date and location unknown. Maria Apps
    Marine Jumper
    230k SS Marine Jumper in the colors of Moore-McCormack Line moored at San Francisco Port of Embarkation - Fort Mason,CA., 17 July 1946.
    US National Archives Identifier 148727414. (US Army Signal Corps photo # 111-SC-298968), a US Army photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    David Upton
    Marine Jumper
    315k SS Marine Jumper name board, 1947. Jennifer Small
    USAT Marine Jumper
    Marine Carp 93k USAT Marine Jumper underway, date and location unknown. Waldemar Scholtes
    Commercial Service
    Marine Carp 348k Ex-SS Marine Jumper underway as Sea-Land's container ship SS Panama, entering the port of Piraeus, Greece, in May 1981. Photo by Gerhard Mueller-Debus

    There is no DANFS history for Marine Jumper (T-AP-200) at NavSource
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    MARAD Vessel History Database
    SS Marine Jumper - "The Jumper Journal" - 22 March 1946
    A troopers life aboard SS Marine Jumper, January 1947 California to Korea
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