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Photographer:Jacob Blondahl [View profile]Title:Mersea, Hope & Spirit of GraceAdded:Mar 03, 2008
Captured:January 01, 2006IMO:8037815Hits:1,644
Location:Lake Charles, United States
Photo Category: Special Purpose Vessels
Mersea, Hope and Spirit of Grace, Port Mercy, Lake Charles Louisiana, Jan 01, 2006. WWII vets with no thought of retirement anywhere in sight. Mersea and Hope are both disaster response vessels (Former USCG 180'Bouy Tenders), Built in 1943 in Duluth Minnesota. Spirit of Grace is a Knot Class Vessel, a 5,000 ton general cargo vessel used to transport food and other items to people in need world wide. She was built in 1944 in Superior Wisconsin as USS Pembina then in 1951 renamed as the USNS Pembina. In 1968 she was transfered to the US Army and renamed USAT Resolute. In 1996 she joined Friendships and became the Spirit of Grace. LOA: 344'. All vessels registered in Galveston, Texas and owned and operated by Friendships, a non profit Christian Humanitarian organization.

Mersea IMO: 8966145
Hope: IMO 8991334
Spirit of Grace IMO:8037815
Vessel Identification
Name:Spirit Of Grace
Former name(s):
- Kathleen Pearcy (Until 1992 Jun)
- Pembina Ak 200 (Until 1968)
- Pembina (Until 1968)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Mission Ship
Gross tonnage:3,813 tons
Summer DWT:6,045 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1945
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Eric H. on Feb 14, 2006 05:53 (14 years ago)
Again, a beautiful shot. Nice work.
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