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Built and delivered as cargo ship SS CV STAG HOUND for the Maritime Administration, the ship initially served as a container ship for American Export Isbrandtsen Containership Lines. Later Reaquired by the Maritime Administration, the ship was converted to a crane ship from March 1987 till February 1988, by Norshipco in Norfolk, Va. She was placed in service as SS CORNHUSKER STATE (T-ACS 6) on March 12, 1988. Today, the ship is berthed at Newport News, Va., capable of being fully activated within 5 days. She is named after the state of Nebraska which is also refered to as Cornhusker State.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: November 30, 1965|
|Keel laid: November 27, 1967|
|Launched: November 2, 1968|
|Delivered: June 20, 1969|
|In service as T-ACS 6: March 12, 1988|
|Builder: Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine|
|Propulsion system: two boilers, two turbines|
|Length: 610 feet (186 meters)|
|Beam: 78.2 feet (23.83 meters)|
|Draft: 31.6 feet (9.63 meters)|
|Displacement: approx. 25,000 tons fully loaded|
|Speed: 20 knots|
|Capacity: 710 TEU|
|Cranes: four 30-ton capacity cranes|
|Crew: 9 (in reduced operation status), 32 (when activated)|
|Homeport: Newport News, Va.|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard SS CORNHUSKER STATE. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
SS CORNHUSKER STATE Image Gallery:
The photos below were taken by me and show the CORNHUSKER STATE passing Bremerhaven, Germany, in a rain shower on her way to nearby Nordenham on October 9, 2017. The CORNHUSKER STATE departed the US East Coast in early September 2017 and initially proceeded to Gibraltar before heading north to Nordenham.