Brinton Lykes - U.S.A.

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The general cargo / container ship Brinton Lykes is seen in this photograph while underway at Durban, South Africa during June of 1986. Photograph courtesy Kevin Moore & Willem VanMaanen's collection

This ship was built in the United States and entered service in 1963 as Brinton Lykes. She served for her entire merchant career under this name and Lykes ownership. During April of 1989 she was withdrawn from active service and transferred to the United States Maritime Administration's reserve fleet. She is in layup but can be readied for service in short order in case the United States Sealift Command requires heavy military equipment transported to potential war zones around the world.

Thanks to the World Ship Society's Marine News, The Fairplay Internet Register and past Lloyd's Registers

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Posted: February 22, 2001       Last Revised: February 22, 2001
Photo courtesy : Kevin Moore & Willem VanMaanen's collection - Copyright © - 1986, 2001

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