USNS Northern Light (T-AK 284)



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USNS Northern Light (T-AK 284)

USNS NORTHERN LIGHT (T-AK 284)
(ex-MA 77, COVE)

CARGO SHIP

UIC: 17757

Class: AK 284 Fleet: Pacific

Status: Military Sealift Command (MSC), MARAD custody - (RRF) Homeport:

Date status changed: 10/01/1984 Berth: Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet, Benecia, CA

Maintenance Category:
Force: Auxiliary MARAD Type: General cargo ship with steam propulsion

Builder: SUN SB & DD CO
Delivery Date: 09/01/1961
Award Date: 01/01/1959 Age (since delivery): 40.0 years
Keel Date: 04/01/1960 Commission Date:
Launch Date: 04/01/1961 Decommission Date:
Age (since launch) 40.4 years Years from Commission to Decommission:

Stricken Date:

Overall Length: 486 ft Waterline Length: 458 ft
Extreme Beam: 68 ft Waterline Beam: 68 ft
Maximum Navigational Draft: 31 ft Draft Limit: 32 ft
Light Displacement: 5873 tons Full Displacement: 18410 tons
Dead Weight: 12537 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, steel superstructure.
Number of Propellers: 1
Propulsion Type: Steam Turbine
Accommodations: Officers: 0 Enlisted: 0

Custodian: MARITIME ADMINISTRATION (NATIONAL DEFENSE RESERVE)

Source: Naval Vessel Register

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