Moore-McCormack

Mormacdraco

SHIP NAME:  Mormacdraco

OFFICIAL NO: 

SHIP DESIGN:   C4-S-60a (Constellation Class)

BUILDER: Ingalls, Pascagoula, MS (Hull #487)

                    

KEEL LAID:   

CHRISTENED BY: 

LAUNCH  DATE:  January 4, 1965

COMPLETION DATE: May 28, 1965

OVERALL LENGHT:  520 feet.

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PRIOR HISTORY: New for Moore-McCormack

SUBSEQUENT HISTORY:  Mid-bodied to C6-S-60b at Todd Ship Yard, Galveston, TX. in 1976.  In August 1983 she became American Draco for United States Line.  In 1987 to MARAD for modification to C6-S-MA 60d, TACS 10 (Crane Ship) Beaver State.  May 4, 1997 RRF ROS-5 (short crewed in Bremerton, WA.)  May 5, 2006 to NDRF SBRF Suisan Bay, CA.

 

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(Photos are courtesy of Capt. Tom Ellsworth Copyright 2003-2004 - All rights reserved. Do not reproduce. If anyone wants copies, please email Tom at tbells@cox.net.)

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Midbody expansion. (Photo courtesy of Captain Harold Vanderploeg)

November 5, 1976 - During trials after a 115 foot new mid-section was added at Todd Shipyards in Galveston, Texas.  The dual cranes had been added.  (Courtesy of Robert Castano.)

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(Photo courtesy of Captain Harold Vanderploeg)

Mormacdrago, Santos 1971

In Santos, 1971.  (Courtesy of site dedicated to Radio Operator Erdem Yurtseven.)

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Above is a two-page photo of the Mormacdraco.  It was also used as a postcard for some of the cargo liners.  The postcard on the right was sent to Karin Cleary by her father, Purser Robert Melsopp.  The photo was taken in Rio in the Baa de Guanabara with Po de Acar in the background.

(Two-page photo & postcard courtesy of Karin Cleary.)

 

Mormacdraco

"Speedy the Dragon" (Courtesy of Captain Harold Vanderploeg)

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