Moore-McCormack

Mormactrade

SHIP NAME: Mormactrade

OFFICIAL NO: 287900

SHIP DESIGN: 1624-A

BUILDER: Sun Shipbuilding and Drydock Corp. Hull 622, MA Hull 98

                     Chester, Pa. 

KEEL LAID: February 15, 1961  

Christened by:  Mrs. Albert F. "Jean" Chrystal

LAUNCH  DATE: January 23, 1962

COMPLETION DATE: April 12, 1962

OVERALL LENGTH:  483'

SPEED:  23 Knots

PASSENGERS: 12

OUTSTANDING POINTS:  The eighth cargo-passenger vessel launched, completed the second phase of ship replacement program.

   

PRIOR HISTORY: Built new for Moore-McCormack.

SUBSEQUENT HISTORY: Went to  MARAD in 1980 as USNS Southern Cross T-AK285. September 1984 to Ready Reserve Fleet. 10/01/1994 to MARAD and Massachusetts Maritime Academy.  2000 to National Defense Reserve Fleet (NDRF) and in October 2005 was being stripped for scrapping.

   

Netting that held Champagne bottle
Plague that held the broken champagne bottle from the Mormactrade launching. (Photo provided by Don Provost, nephew of the ships sponsor.)

Click here to read about the launching from the Mooremack News article.

Mormactrade

Mormactrade

(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.)

Mormactrade

Mormactrade

 Mormactrade (Courtesy of Joe Stone)

On the Delaware River off Philadelphia, Pa. on July 9th 1967. (Courtesy of Bill Daugherty)

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