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Photographer:Mathieu Larochelle [View profile]Title:John W. Brown & SS WrightAdded:Mar 02, 2007
Photo Category: Formation and group shots
U.S. Navy ships John W. Brown and SS Wright seen here in Baltimore, Maryland. Thanks to Kent for the info!
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William C. Daugherty on Aug 01, 2007 12:39 (11 years ago)
The Wright was originally the Mormacsun, and is part of the Seabridge class, two classes newer than the 1624 class which the Southern Cross (T-AK-285) and Northern Light (T-AK-284) are a part of. The Sea-bridges are quite larger and 10 years newer. I remember reading somewhere the Sea-bridges were fitted with 30 ton booms (W/ the exception of the jumbo boom)to ease handling of containers. They also had Ro-Ro capability via a stern ramp. 30,000 shp steam plant!

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originally the Mormacstar
Kent Malo on Feb 24, 2007 21:06 (11 years ago)
I visited the John W Brown when she came to Montreal a few years back, she drew quite a crowd.the other ship in the photo is the SS WRIGHT (T-AVB 3)
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Brent on Feb 24, 2007 19:48 (11 years ago)

Judging by her wide squat funnel and extensive cargo gear the ship at rear looks to be one of Sealift's former Moore-McCormack cargoliners. The name escapes me but I've seen a view before of one of these underway - possibly Southern Cross (T-AK-285) or Northern Light (T-AK-284) but may be others in the class still operating.


Lanaud on Feb 24, 2007 17:24 (11 years ago)
Nice one Mathieu. I can see that your travels are benefitting our ship eyes! :-P
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