GULF BANKER


Gulf_Banker_Photo_1.jpg
Year Built
1964
Official Number
295249
Shipyard
Avondale Marine Ways
General Type
Dry Cargo
Specific Type
Break Bulk
MARAD Type
C3-S-37a
Ship Length
471 feet
Beam
69 feet
Mast Height
--
Net Tons
5491 tons
Gross Tons
8970 tons
Cargo Capacity
--
Draft, Summer
32 tons
Draft, Lightweight
11.9 tons
Displacement, Summer
17210 tons
Displacement, Lightweight
5843 tons
Immersion, Summer
57 tons
Immersion, Lightweight
47 tons
Fate
Still in Govt. Service

Historical Narrative



The Maritime Administration's National Register Eligibility Assessment for Gulf Banker, available in the Documents section, contains a detailed history of the vessel.

On March 15, 2013, Gulf Banker was withdrawn from the National Defense Reserve Fleet after being sold for dismantlement by the Maritime Aministration.


Vessel Name History

GULF BANKER

Mission

No Mission for this vessel

Historical Documents
Name Download

Milestones


Event Date Content
Entry
6/11/1984
Acquisition
6/11/1984
Activation
1/1/1990 Activated to provide logistical support for Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm
Breakdown
9/10/1990 "Ship was disabled off the coast of Florida due to a boiler breakdown and towed back to Jacksonville, Florida"
Arrival
6/11/1992 Arrived at Beaumont Reserve Fleet after providing logistical support for Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm
Interim Movement
11/4/1997 ENRTE: Houston Ship Repair in Orange TX
Interim Movement
11/4/1997 At Houston Ship Repair
Interim Movement
11/12/1997 Conducting sea trial to Tampa FL
Interim Movement
11/14/1997 At Tampa Bay Shipbuilding and Drydocking
Interim Movement
1/1/1998 ENRTE: Under tow to BRF
Interim Movement
1/9/1998 Completed deactivation
Downgrade
10/1/2001 Downgraded from RRF to NDRF
Ship name change
3/7/2013
Withdrawal
3/15/2013 Sold for dismantlement

Ship Imagery




Status Cards



Documents


Date Type Name Download
7/30/2008 Gulf_Banker_NHPA_History.pdf Default Generic Download Image

Plans


No documents for this vessel


Shipwreck Information


No ship wreck information for this vessel