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Built and commissioned as cargo ship PRESIDENT POLK for American Presidents Line, the ship was converted to a crane ship in the mid-1980s and was placed in service as GRAND CANYON STATE on December 12, 1986. Today, the ship is berthed at Alameda, Calif., capable of being fully activated within 4 days.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: June 27, 1963|
|Keel laid: March 20, 1964|
|Launched: January 23, 1965|
|Delivered: November 4, 1965|
|Builder: National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, San Diego, Calif.|
|Propulsion system: two boilers, two turbines|
|Length: 669.3 feet (204 meters)|
|Beam: 76.1 feet (23.2 meters)|
|Draft: 33.5 feet (10.2 meters)|
|Displacement: approx. 31,500 tons fully loaded|
|Speed: 17+ knots|
|Cranes: six 30-ton capacity cranes|
|Capacity: up to 300 standard containers|
|Crew: 10 (in reduced operation status), 37 (when activated)|
|Homeport: Alameda, Calif.|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard SS GRAND CANYON STATE. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
SS GRAND CANYON STATE Image Gallery:
The photos below were taken by me and show the GRAND CANYON STATE berthed at Alameda, Calif., on July 18, 2006.