Year Built
Official Number
Ship Yard
National Steel & SB
General Type
Break Bulk
Specific Type
Break Bulk
Ship Length
493.0 feet
73.00 feet
Mast Height
Net Tons
7520 tons
Gross Tons
11140 tons
Cargo Capacity
Draft, Summer
30.50 tons
Draft, Lightweight
12.1 tons
Displacement, Summer
19473 tons
Displacement, Lightweight
7494 tons
Immersion, Summer
63.0 tons
Immersion, Lightweight
52.0 tons

Historical Narrative

The Maritime Administration's National Register Eligibility Assessment for Bay, available in the Documents section, contains a detailed history of the vessel.
Historical Documents
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Event: Acquisition
Date: 6/13/1977

Event: Ship Name Change
Date: 5/30/1984

Ship EXPORT BAY changes name to BAY
Event: Acquisition
Date: 5/30/1984

"ex EXPORT BAY,ex AK 2032"
Event: Downgrade
Date: 12/31/1993

Downgraded from RRF status at the end of 1993
Event: Cleared Historic Review
Date: 4/30/2009

Vessel cleared NHPA processing.

Ship Imagery

Status Cards


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3/18/2009 Bay_NHRE_History.pdf