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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
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)
Speed 18 kts.
Cargo Capacity 53,000 (cu ft)
Troop Accommodations 3,451
Propulsion steam turbine, single propeller, 13,750 hp
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| War Shipping Administration
||SS Marine Jumper underway probably during builders trials in early 1945.
||SS Marine Jumper underway, date and location unknown.
||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.
| USAT Marine Jumper
||USAT Marine Jumper underway, date and location unknown.
||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
Last Updated 11 December 2020
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