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SOUTHERN CROSS (AK 285)
(ex - MA 98, TRADE)
CARGO SHIP
VESSEL STATUS
Class: AK 284 UIC: 17758
Status: Disposed of by scrapping, dismantling Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 08/14/2008 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force:
Builder: Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co.
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 06/01/1960 Commission Date:
Keel Date: 02/01/1961 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 01/01/1962 Decommission Date:
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) 46.6 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
Delivery Date: 04/01/1962 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) 46.3 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: 5846 tons Full Displacement: 18365 tons
Dead Weight: 12519 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, steel superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 1
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Steam Turbine
Accommodations: Officers:
Enlisted:
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian:
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments: ON 24 AUG 07 MARAD AWARDED A CONTRACT TO NORTH AMERICAN SHIP RECYCLING, SPARROWS POINT, MD TO REMOVE AND DISMANTLE THE SOUTHERN CROSS. NASR SHUT DOWN OCT 07. DISMANTLEMENT CONTRACT AWARDED TO ESCO MARINE, BROWNSVILLE, TX ON 20 DEC 07. FULLY DISMANTLED 14 AUG 08.
Last Updated: 03/20/2009
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