Maritime Administration News Release

News Release #: DOT 54-13
Date: Jun 7 2013
Contact: Kim Strong
Contact Phone: 202-366-5807

MARAD Unveils Virtual Tour of USNS Comet

The Maritime Administration has launched a virtual tour on its website of the USNS Comet, a non-retention vessel currently located at its Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet in Benicia, California. This 360 degree photographic tour provides the experience of walking onboard the ship.  Built in 1957, the Comet was the first of its kind deep draft ocean going vessel designed for roll on/roll off handling of vehicles and other wheeled cargo.  The virtual tour can be viewed at:  http://www.marad.dot.gov/Assets/html/usns_comet_main.html