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Photographer:Jeff Thoreson [View profile]Title:Keystone State TACS1Added:Jul 06, 2005
Captured:IMO:6605022Hits:1,097
Photo Category: Auxiliaries
Description:
Tonight I am posting a photo from my dad's collection. I do not know who the photographer was, but I can tell you that this photo was probably taken in the late 1970s or early 1980s near Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Can anyone identify the vessel?

Thanks to Marc and Werner, I have identified that this vessel is the KEYSTONE STATE, a U.S. Navy auxiliary crane ship, which was the former APL cargo vessel PRESIDENT HARRISON. She had been converted by Defoe Shipbuilding in Bay City over the winter of 1983-84 and, thanks to Marc, I have determined she was on her way out of the lakes at the time of this photo. Therefore, this leads me to conclude that this photo was taken somewhere in the St. Clair River near St. Clair, Michigan.

Thanks again, guys, for your help.
Vessel Identification
Name:Keystone State
IMO:6605022
Flag:U.s.a.
MMSI:366565000
Callsign:WCJI
Pennant no.:TACS1
Technical Data
Vessel type:Container Ship
Gross tonnage:16,808 tons
Summer DWT:17,782 tons

Additional Information
Home port:Norfolk Va
Class society:American Bureau Of Shipping
Build year:1966
AIS Information
Last known position:
37°46’24.82” N, 122°18’9.18” W
Status:Unknown
Speed, course:
0kts, 65°
Destination:
Location:
Arrival:30th Nov -0001
00:00:00 UTC
Last update:
7 hours 34 minutes ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)
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Photo Comments (3)

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Jeff Thoreson on May 12, 2005 17:10 (11 years ago)
Thanks Marc! Great...KEYSTONE STATE. She's named after Pennsylvania and I didn't know it. Thanks for your help guys. So obviously this photo was probably taken in the St. Clair River, not the St. Mary's.
Marc Piché on May 12, 2005 11:09 (11 years ago)
Jeff
This is KEYSTONE STATE (T-ACS-1) which was converted into an auxiliary crane ship for MSC at Defoe during the winter of 1983-84 from APL cargo ship PRESIDENT HARRISON. At the time this photo was taken, she was on her way out of the Lakes in April 1984. I recall photographing her in the Seaway at that time.

Marc
Werner on May 12, 2005 03:58 (11 years ago)
Sorry, Jeff
this is not a common Bulker, but a U.S. Navy "Crane ship" of the "Keystone State" class.

She could be the "Diamond State" (T- ACS -7) or another ship of this class, See more :

http://www.navsource.org/archives/og/7601.htm
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/ship/tacs.htm

Nice Regards
Werner
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