PIONEER COMMANDER


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Year Built
1963
Official Number
290905
Shipyard
Bethlehem Steel Shipbuilding Division
General Type
Dry Cargo
Specific Type
Break Bulk
MARAD Type
--
Ship Length
560.9 feet
Beam
75 feet
Mast Height
125.7 feet
Net Tons
6616 tons
Gross Tons
11105 tons
Cargo Capacity
--
Draft, Summer
31 tons
Draft, Lightweight
15 tons
Displacement, Summer
21053 tons
Displacement, Lightweight
7518 tons
Immersion, Summer
68 tons
Immersion, Lightweight
54 tons
Fate
Sold - Scrap


Historical Narrative



Vessel Name History 


There is no historical narrative for this vessel at this time.


Vessel Name History

AMERICAN COMMANDER

PIONEER COMMANDER

Mission

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Historical Documents
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Milestones


Event: Ship Name Change
Date: 1/1/0001

Ship AMERICAN COMMANDER changes name to PIONEER COMMANDER
Event: Arrival
Date: 3/25/1975

"On March 27, 1975, the sea evacuation of Danang began. Over the next several days, the Pioneer Commander, Pioneer Contender, American Challenger, Sgt. Andrew Miller, and several barge-pulling tugs arrived at the port"
Event: Transfer
Date: 11/1/1980

"In November 1980, the Pioneer Commander was traded into the Maritime Administration and placed in the National Defense Reserve Fleet (NDRF) anchorage at Beaumont, Texas."
Event: Acquisition
Date: 11/7/1980

Event: Entry
Date: 5/14/1981

Event: Interim Movement
Date: 1/31/1997

Under tow to BRF
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 2/13/1997

Event: Interim Movement
Date: 11/9/1998

Under tow to CBH Services in Orange TX
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 11/9/1998

At CBH Services for repair & COI renewal
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 1/5/1999

Under tow to BRF
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 1/5/1999

Completed repairs and cargo gear testing
Event: Downgrade
Date: 10/1/2001

It was downgraded to a non-retention vessel in October 2001
Event:
Date: 8/1/2006

Event: Donation Hold
Date: 4/30/2009

Vessel placed on donation hold while being advertised for donation in the Federal Register.
Event: Ship name change
Date: 5/29/2009

Event: Cleared Historic Review
Date: 7/16/2009

Vessel was advertised for donation in the National Register but attracted no bidders.
Event: Ship name change
Date: 8/6/2012

Event: Withdrawal
Date: 9/19/2012

Vessel departed under domestic sale contract with Marine Metal, Inc. in Brownsville, TX.

Ship Imagery


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Status Cards


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Documents


Date Type Name Expand Download
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Plans


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Shipwreck Information


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