Moore-McCormack

Mormacsun

 

The first Mormacsun was a C3, built at Moore Yards in 1941, then went to the Navy in 1942 as Florence Nightingale AP 70.  In 1946, was returned to Moore-McCormack as the Mormacsun.  In 1953 she became Japan Transport, and in 1959 she became Texas.  Scrapped in 1970

The second Mormacsun was the ex-Sea Hound and the ex-Du Page AP 86/APA 41.  In 1948, she became the P&T Pathfinder, then again as the Mormacsun in 1957In 1963, she became the Mormacport, the Green Port in 1964, and the Pine Tree State in 1967.  She was scrapped in 1973.

The third Mormacsun was a C-5, Sea Bridge Class, launched on September 26, 1970, at Ingalls Shipyards, Pascagoula, Mississippi.  On October 19, 1970, she was sold to Am Export and became Young America.  She was turned into MARAD for new construction in 1981.  In 1968, later became TAVB 3 S.S. Wright.  In 1990-1991, she served in Desert Storm (Marine Corps Aviation Repair Ship), with 325 U.S. Marine technicians on board.  Later transferred to MARAD ROS (short crewed) status.  Coincidentally, Captain H. Vanderploeg, a Mooremackite, was Master of the ship during Desert Storm.

Mormacsun in 1941

Mormacsun Peaking at Buenos Aires - 1947

The Mormacsun in 1941.

1947 - The Mormacsun peaking at Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Mormacsun

This was possibly commissioned by a ship's officer on a visit to Yokohama in 1959.  The painter, T. Hagiwara, is known for his hundreds of ship's portraits he painted between the 1930s and 1960s.  (Courtesy of Rob Fitts.)

K. C. Tripp, Pacific Coast Manager, and Captain W. R. Whilden, Master of Mormacsun, entertained members of Brownie Troop No. 30, Girl Scouts of America, of John Muir School, Berkeley, California.  The Brownies boarded the Mormacsun to view a modern ship and remained for lunch.  (One of the young ladies, Miss Janice Allen is granddaughter of Leo E. Archer, the general passenger traffic manager.)

Mormacsun

Mormacsun

S.S. Argentina, S.S. Brasil, Mormacsun, and Mormacsea laid up in Baltimore.

Photo 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.

S.S. Argentina, S.S. Brasil, and Mormacsun laid up in Baltimore.

Photo 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.

Mormacsun

Mormacsun

S.S. Wright, TAVB-3,  the ex Mormacsun. (Photo courtesy of Captain Harold Vanderploeg)

Plate given at the launching. (Courtesy of Captain Ed Newman)

   
   

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