|Photographer:||Chad Carleton [View profile]||Title:||BAYAMON||Added:||Aug 16, 2007|
|Cargo ship Bayamon seen laid up in the James River Reserve Fleet in September 1989. The last operator appears to have been NAVIERAS de Puerto Rico. There were also four sister ships: Ponce de Leon, Forteleza, Puerto Rico, and El Taino, all built by Sun Ship, Chester, PA. A larger version: Westward Venture, 18000 GRT, 17300 DWT was also built by Sun in 1977. Please see messages below.
David Ford kindly provided these details:
From the 1990/91 Lloyd's Register:
IMO no 7037284
Builders: Sun SB & Dry Dock Co, Chester, PA.
Steam ro-ro cargo ship
Dimensions: 213.37 x 28.05 x 8.564m
GRT: 15,131. DWT: 14,407.
Machinery: 2 x GE steam turbines, 32,000 SHP
Owner: Govt of The USA [Dept of Transportation]
Ex: Erik K. Holzer 1977.
Photo (c) Chad Carleton