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MERRICK (LKA 97)
(ex - MC 219, AKA 97)
AMPHIBIOUS CARGO SHIP
VESSEL STATUS
Class: LKA 94 UIC: 01297
Status: Disposed of by MARAD exchange Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 11/15/1979 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force:
Builder: Federal Shipbuilding & DD CO.
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 07/18/1941 Commission Date: 03/31/1945
Keel Date: 10/19/1944 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 01/28/1945 Decommission Date: 09/30/1969
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) 34.8 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
24.0
Delivery Date: 03/30/1945 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) 34.7 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date: 09/01/1976
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 459 ft Waterline Length: 435 ft
Extreme Beam: 63 ft Waterline Beam: 63 ft
Max Navigational Draft: 28 ft Draft Limit:
Light Displacement: 7200 tons Full Displacement: 10800 tons
Dead Weight: 3600 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, steel superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 1
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Steam Turbines
Accommodations: Officers: 47
Enlisted: 434
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian: MARITIME ADMINISTRATION (NATIONAL DEFENSE RESERVE FLEET)
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments:
Last Updated: 03/19/2002
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