Moore-McCormack

Mormacrio

 

SHIP NAME:  Mormacrio (1)

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SHIP DESIGN:  C2

BUILDER:  Los Angeles Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company

                    

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COMPLETION DATE: October 1919

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PRIOR HISTORY: Launched as West Selena.  Purchased for American Scantic Line in 1928, and in 1938 named Mormacrio.  

SUBSEQUENT HISTORY:  Sold to USSR as Magadan in 1945. And was scrapped in 1947.

   

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SHIP NAME:  Mormacrio (2)

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SHIP DESIGN:  C3-S-A21-B

BUILDER:  Ingalls Shipbuilding Corporation, Pascagoula, Mississippi.

                    

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COMPLETION DATE: October 19, 1946

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PASSENGERS: 12

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PRIOR HISTORY: Built as the William Harris Hardy. Obtained by Moore-McCormack Lines in 1947.

SUBSEQUENT HISTORY:  In 1967 she was converted for on-deck containers at Maryland Dry Dock, although she never made any containerized trips.  On November 12, 1970 became the Silver Owl for Avon.  Scrapped in 1971.

   

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Mormacrio

Mormacrio

Entering New York Harbor (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.)

(Courtesy of Joe Stone)

Mormacrio

Mormacrio in the Northern Atlantic

(Courtesy of Chief Engineer Charles Ecker.)

In the Northern Atlantic in 1968.

(Courtesy of Chief Engineer Charles Ecker.)

(Courtesy of Chief Engineer Charles Ecker.)

(Courtesy of Chief Engineer Charles Ecker.)

Mormacrio Painting

Cadet Charles Ecker aboard the Mormacrio in the Northern Atlantic in 1968. (Courtesy of Chief Engineer Charles Ecker.)

Matt Brown sent us this photo of a painting done by his father, J. Earl Brown a professional artist who was commissioned to do a painting of the Mormacrio

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