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Photographer:Paul Sullivan [View profile]Title:HORIZON CRUSADER Added:Dec 21, 2009
Captured:IMO:6905252Hits:2,574
Photo Category: Scrapyard Ships
Description:
IMO number : 6905252
Name of ship : HORIZON CRUSADER
Call Sign : WZJF
MMSI : 366454000
Gross tonnage : 18888
DWT : 20685
Type of ship : Container Ship
Year of build : 1969
Flag : U.S.A.
Status of ship : Laid-Up

SWP Miss. river. Being towed in for scrapping.
Vessel Identification
Name:Horizon Crusader
IMO:6905252
Former name(s):
- Csx Crusader (Until 2003 Apr)
- Sea Land Crusader (Until 2000 Apr)
- Sea Land Lark (Until 1988)
- American Lark (Until 1987)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Container Ship
Gross tonnage:18,888 tons
Summer DWT:20,685 tons

Additional Information
Status:Dead
Build year:1969
Builder (*):Pennsylvania Shipbuilding
Chester Pa, U.s.a.
Owner:-
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Photo Comments (6)

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IACSman on Dec 23, 2009 10:16 (4 years ago)
:-) Thanks for telling. Just asking since I still have a valid chief engineer license for steam propulsion, and there is not so many steam vessel's left trading, although some new deliveries of the LNG-carriers have steam propulsion.
Merry christmas :pint:
rd77 on Dec 23, 2009 09:41 (4 years ago)
Yes, she was a steamship. She only kept going for so long because she was engaged in a Jones Act trade, otherwise she'd been scrapped years ago I guess...

Brgds.
Ralph
IACSman on Dec 22, 2009 11:55 (4 years ago)
:-( Sad. I'm not sure, but she had turbine propulsion? Quite a few US container vessels from that era was buildt with steam-turbines. Turbines, combined with the miserable box-ship market is perhaps not the best combination for a 40 year old vessel...
rd77 on Dec 22, 2009 11:18 (4 years ago)
OK, thanks! Yes. I agree it's uncommon for US ships to be scrapped anywhere else than Brownsville or Chesapeake Bay in recent years. I did see somewhere else on Shipspotting that the CRUSADER had been laid up for over a year.

Brgds.
Ralph
Paul Sullivan on Dec 22, 2009 04:21 (4 years ago)
Ralph,

I'm not sure how many older ships Horizon lines may have laid up at the moment. I was suprised to see a vessel being towed up the Miss. for scrap, as most of the vessels scrapped in the U.S. seem to be taken to Brownsville Texas. The pilot said she was to be towed to a location to first cut down the house so she could be towed further up the river beyond Baton Rouge for the final dismantling.

Rgds,

Paul
rd77 on Dec 21, 2009 18:56 (4 years ago)
Sad to see this floating antique go for scrap, but 40 years is a good run for any ship and certainly for a container ship.
I take it she will be scrapped locally in the US?
Will Horizon Lines also be retiring its other oldies soon?

Brgds.
Ralph
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