SS Cornhusker State (T-ACS-6)

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SS Cornhusker State (T-ACS-6)
SS Cornhusker State (T-ACS-6)
Career (United States)
Name: CV Stag Hound (MA 207)
Owner: United States Maritime Administration
Operator: American Export Isbrandtsen Containership Lines
Ordered: 30 November 1965
Builder: Bath Iron Works
Laid down: 27 November 1967
Launched: 2 November 1968
In service: 20 June 1969
Fate: Acquired by the United States Navy in 1986.
Career (United States)
Name: SS Cornhusker State (T-ACS-6)
Namesake: The state of Nebraska which is also known as the Cornhusker State.
Acquired: 1986
In service: 12 March 1988 to the present
Homeport: Cheatham Annex, Virginia
Notes: In ready reserve since 1993. Five days needed to activate.
General characteristics
Class and type: Gopher State-class crane ship
  • 13900 tons (light)
  • 31,500 long tons
Length: 668 ft 7 in
Beam: 76 ft 1 in
Draft: 33 ft 6 in
  • 2 boilers
  • 2 steam turbines
  • single propeller
  • 17,500shp
Speed: 17 knots
  • 300 plus containers
  • Four 30 ton cranes
  • 9 civilian during Reduced Operating Status
  • 32 civilian during Full Operating Status
  • SS Cornhusker State (T-ACS-6) is a crane ship in ready reserve for the United States Navy. She is stationed in Newport News, Virginia and is in ready reserve under the Military Sealift Command. The ship was named for the state of Nebraska, which is also known as the Cornhusker State.

    The ship was built by the Bath Iron Works. Her keel was laid on 27 November 1967, launched on 2 November 1968, and delivered 20 June 1969 as CV Stag Hound (MA 207).

    Stag Hound was acquired by the US Navy from the Maritime Administration in 1986 and was converted throughout 1987. She re-entered service as Cornhusker State on 12 March 1988, and has been in ready reserve since 1993.

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