James Lykes - U.S.A.

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The general cargo vessel James Lykes is seen in this photograph while underway at Durban, South Africa during March of 1973. Photo courtesy of Kevin Moore & Willem VanMaanen collections

This ship was built in the United States and entered service in 1960 as James Lykes. She sailed for her entire career under this name. Early in 1995 her usefullness came to and end and on February 28th, she anchored off the beaches of Alang, India. Several days later on March 2 she was beached and crews began cutting her up for scrap shortly thereafter.

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
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