GULF TRADER


Gulf_Trader_Photo_1.jpg
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Historical Documents
Name Download

Milestones


Event Date Content
Acquisition
6/11/1984
Entry
7/6/1984
Activation
9/1/1990 Activated to provide logistical support for Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm
Deactivation
8/11/1992 Its activation for Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm officially ended
Interim Movement
9/26/1997 No-notice activation to Houston Ship Rpr
Interim Movement
10/7/1997 At Tampa Shipbuilding & Dry-docking Co.
Interim Movement
11/12/1997 Under tow to BRF
Interim Movement
11/17/1997 Completed drydocking and deactivation
Downgrade
10/1/2001 Downgraded from RRF to NDRF
Withdrawal
6/4/2013 Departed under scrap sale

Ship Imagery




Status Cards



Documents


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

Plans


No documents for this vessel


Shipwreck Information


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