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USNS H.H. Hess TAGS38 - IMO 6419758

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Photographer:Andreas Schlatterer [View profile]Title:USNS H.H. Hess TAGS38Added:Feb 23, 2011
Captured:February 18, 2011IMO:6419758Hits:2,950
Location:Panama Canal, Panama
Photo Category: Auxiliaries
Panama Canal 18.02.2011 - The H.H. Hess in tow of the Tug Scorpius, passing the Canal most properly on her way for the Breakers
Vessel Identification
Pennant no.:TAGS38
Former name(s):
- Canada Mail (Until 1977)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Research/survey Vessel
Gross tonnage:12,440 tons
Summer DWT:14,984 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1965
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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REG on Feb 24, 2011 15:05 (7 years ago)
USNS Hess was a hydrographic survey vessel. She was converted from the Mariner-class freighter SS Canada Mail during the mid 1970s to replace an older Victory Ship-based survey ship, the USNS Michaelson.
Bjørn Knudsen on Feb 24, 2011 08:45 (7 years ago)
IDNo: 6419758 Name: CANADA MAIL Type: Cargo ship (ref) - Flag: USA Keel: 10.8.63 - Launch Date: 30.5.64 Date of completion: 12.3.65
Tons: 12440 Link: 1830
DWT: 14747 Yard No: 336 - Ship Design: C4-S-1sa
Length overall: 171.8 LPP: 161.0 Beam: 23.2 Country of build: USA
Builder: National Steel (NASSCO)
Location of yard: San Diego
Number of screws Speed(kn): 1ST-21
Patalavaca on Feb 24, 2011 08:00 (7 years ago)
Sold for $452,000 on 29th December 2010, to Esco Marine, of Brownsville, Texas, USA, for dismantling. E.T.A. 01/03/2011.
Regards, Rick
Patalavaca on Feb 24, 2011 07:54 (7 years ago)
Great photo Andreas; from another era and a good looking vessel. Building commenced 1963 and not completed till 1965!
See here:-
She has IMO 6419758.
Regards, Rick
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