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NORTHERN LIGHT (AK 284)
(ex - MA 77, COVE)
CARGO SHIP
VESSEL STATUS
Class: AK 284 UIC: 17757
Status: Disposed of by Navy title transfer to the Maritime Administration Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 10/01/2000 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth: Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet, Benecia, CA
Force:
Builder: Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co.
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 01/01/1959 Commission Date:
Keel Date: 04/01/1960 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 04/01/1961 Decommission Date:
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) 39.5 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
Delivery Date: 09/01/1961 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) 39.1 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date:
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 486 ft Waterline Length: 458 ft
Extreme Beam: 68 ft Waterline Beam: 68 ft
Max Navigational Draft: 31 ft Draft Limit: 32 ft
Light Displacement: 5873 tons Full Displacement: 18410 tons
Dead Weight: 12537 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, steel superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 1
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Steam Turbine
Accommodations: Officers:
Enlisted:
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian: MARITIME ADMINISTRATION (NATIONAL DEFENSE RESERVE FLEET)
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments:
Last Updated: 05/01/2006
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