Saturday, October 1, 2011


S.S. WRIGHT T-AVB-3 anchored off Hartland Point,Halifax on 27th September 2011. Built by Pascagoula Shipyard,Ms,USA in 1969 as MORMACSUN a ro-ro/container vessel.Renamed Young America in 1975 and Wright in 1986 when taken over by the US Govt. as an aviation logistics support ship T-AVB. A Mystery as to what it is doing off Halifax.
Gross Tonnage 23,255 tons. LOA183m LPP 171m Beam 28m Depth 18m Draught 10.4m.
Machinery: Single shaft geared steam turbine, 11,190KWs =18.7 knots.
Manager/Owner: U.S. Govermnent, Port: Norfolk,Va. Call Sign: WGLW.

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