Gulf Merchant - U.S.A.


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The general cargo vessel Gulf Merchant is seen in this photograph while underway at Durban, South Africa during March of 1979. Photo courtesy of Kevin Moore & Willem VanMaanen collections

This ship was built in the United States and entered service in 1964 as Gulf Merchant. For her entire career under the ownership of Lykes Lines she bore this name. During the mid 1980s she was sold out of the fleet and became part of the United States Maritime Commission's reserve fleet. She was still being maintained in reserve when this picture was added to the photograph archives.

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


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