Moore-McCormack

Mormactern

 

 

SHIP NAME:  Mormactern (1)

OFFICIAL NO: 238893

SHIP DESIGN:  C2

BUILDER:  Federal Ship Building & Dry Dock

                    

KEEL LAID:   

CHRISTENED BY: 

LAUNCH  DATE:  07/15/39

COMPLETION DATE: 09/39

OVERALL LENGHT: 

SPEED: 

PASSENGERS:

OUTSTANDING POINTS:  

PRIOR HISTORY: Launched as Lightning. Named Mormactern 10/30/40.

SUBSEQUENT HISTORY:  Renamed USS Mercury AD42 06/20/41.  Converted to Store-issue ship AKS20 07/31/45.  Deactivated 04/05/60 to MARAD NDRF Beaumont Tx.  Scrapped in 1975.

   

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SHIP NAME:  Mormactern (2)

OFFICIAL NO: 242669

SHIP DESIGN:  C1-B

BUILDER:  Consolidated Steel Corporation, Ltd. Wilmington, California

                    

KEEL LAID:   

CHRISTENED BY:  Mrs. Will Rogers, Sr.

LAUNCH  DATE:  July 2, 1942

COMPLETION DATE: February 1943

OVERALL LENGHT:  417

SPEED: 

PASSENGERS: 12

OUTSTANDING POINTS:   Served in the Pacific during World War II.

PRIOR HISTORY: Built new.

SUBSEQUENT HISTORY:  In 1958 went to MC.  On June 18, 1968 she was loaded with nerve agents and sunk in 6,390 feet of water.

   

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Mormactern Launching

Mormactern Launching

Launching of the Mormactern on July 2, 1942.

Mormactern

 

Entering New York Harbor, 4 July 1956 (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.)

 

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