Year Built
1963
Official Number
291781
Ship Yard
Ingalls SB
General Type
Break Bulk
Specific Type
Break Bulk
Ship Length
571.9 feet
Beam
75.00 feet
Mast Height
--
Net Tons
6810 tons
Gross Tons
11310 tons
Cargo Capacity
--
Draft, Summer
--
Draft, Lightweight
13.0 tons
Displacement, Summer
20310 tons
Displacement, Lightweight
7300 tons
Immersion, Summer
68.0 tons
Immersion, Lightweight
54.0 tons


Historical Narrative



The SS Dawn, built as the SS African Dawn for Farrell Lines in 1963, was a break bulk cargo ship.  The vessel was renamed Dawn after it had come under the control of Central Gulf Lines. 

The Maritime Administration became the owner of Dawn in August 1988, and downgraded the vessel to non-retention status in January 2004.  The vessel was dismantled under a scrap services contract, with work being completed on July 20, 2011.

Vessel Name History

1963 - 1980: African Dawn
1980 - 2011: Dawn
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Milestones


Event: Ship Name Change
Date: 2/28/1980

Ship AFRICAN DAWN changes name to DAWN
Event: Entry
Date: 7/28/1988

ENTRY TO PROGRAM N
Event: Acquisition
Date: 8/9/1988

ex AFRICAN DAWN
Event: Cleared Historic Review
Date: 6/21/2005

California SHPO cleared the ship for disposal on this date.
Event: Disposal
Date: 7/20/2011

Vessel dismantlement completed.

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