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Ingalls Shipbuilding, Inc., Pascagoula, Mississippi|
1 June 1968|
1 July 1969|
1 February 1970|
SS Wright (T-AVB-3), 14 May 1986|
in active service, as of 2020|
|Class and type:||
Wright-class Aviation Logistics Support (Roll-on/Roll-off) Container Ship|
8,106 long tons (8,236 t) light|
23,800 long tons (24,182 t) full
602 ft (183 m)|
90 ft (27 m)|
30 ft (9.1 m)|
Geared steam turbine, single propeller|
18.7 knots (34.6 km/h; 21.5 mph)|
SS Wright (T-AVB-3) is one of two Aviation Logistics Support (Roll-on/Roll-off) Container Ships built for the United States Navy in 1968.
The lead ship of her class of two, she was originally laid down 1 June 1968 at Ingalls Shipbuilding, Inc. of Pascagoula, Mississippi as SS Mormacsun, a Maritime Commission type (C5-S-78) Ro-Ro vessel under Maritime Administration contract (MA 224) for Moore-McCormack Lines. Launched 1 July 1969, she was delivered to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) 1 February 1970 and subsequently renamed SS Young America (date unknown). Again renamed SS Wright (T-AVB-3) on 14 May 1986, the ship was assigned to MARAD Ready Reserve Force (RRF), MSC PM-5 Sealift Program Office, Logistics Prepositioning Force.
Wright provides support for Marine Corps helicopters and is maintained in reduced status ROS-5 (five day reactivation status) at Baltimore, Maryland.