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Year Built
1964
Official Number
296404
Shipyard
Avondale Marine Ways
General Type
Dry Cargo
Specific Type
Break Bulk
MARAD Type
C3-S-37d
Ship Length
494.7 feet
Beam
69 feet
Mast Height
--
Net Tons
5442 tons
Gross Tons
8988 tons
Cargo Capacity
--
Draft, Summer
30 tons
Draft, Lightweight
11.9 tons
Displacement, Summer
17210 tons
Displacement, Lightweight
5842 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 Trader, available in the Documents section, contains a detailed history of the vessel.

The Maritime Administration withdrew Gulf Trader from the National Defense Reserve Fleet on June 4, 2013, upon its departure from the Beaumont Reserve Fleet after it had been sold for dismantlement.


Vessel Name History

GULF TRADER

Mission

No Mission for this vessel

Historical Documents
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Milestones


Event: Acquisition
Date: 6/11/1984

Event: Entry
Date: 7/6/1984

Event: Activation
Date: 9/1/1990

Activated to provide logistical support for Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm
Event: Deactivation
Date: 8/11/1992

Its activation for Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm officially ended
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 9/26/1997

No-notice activation to Houston Ship Rpr
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 10/7/1997

At Tampa Shipbuilding & Dry-docking Co.
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 11/12/1997

Under tow to BRF
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 11/17/1997

Completed drydocking and deactivation
Event: Downgrade
Date: 10/1/2001

Downgraded from RRF to NDRF
Event: Withdrawal
Date: 6/4/2013

Departed under scrap sale

Ship Imagery


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Status Cards


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Documents


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

Plans


No documents for this vessel


Shipwreck Information


No ship wreck information for this vessel