Solon Turman - United States

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The general cargo ship Solon Turman is seen in this photograph while inbound at Durban, South Africa during 1976. Photo courtesy of Kevin Moore and Willem VanMaanen's collection.

This ship wasbuilt inthe United States and entered service during March of 1961 as Solon Turman. She sailed under this name until 1988 when she was transferred to the United States Maritime Administration's reserve fleet and placed in lay up. If required the U.S. Armed Forces can call upon this ship and many others to transport heavy equipment from the U.S. 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: March 10, 2001       Last Revised: March 10, 2001
Photo courtesy : Kevin Moore & (Willem VanMaanen's collection) - Copyright © - 1976, 2001

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