Cargo Ship To Undergo $19.8-Million Conversion At Bay Shipbuilding

Bay Shipbuilding Corporation, Sturgeon Bay, Wis., recently received a $19,847,786 contract from the Maritime Administration (Mar- Ad) to convert a Governmentowned cargo vessel into a maritime training ship.

Under the contract, the cargo ship Mormactide, which is at present part of the National Defense Reserve Fleet (NDRF), will be fitted with new quarters, exercise facilities, galley, messrooms, classrooms, a machine shop and maintenance and repair facilities. Her deckhouse will be enlarged to accommodate 800 officers, crew and cadets.

After the conversion, which is expected to take one year, the Mormactide will be utilized by the cadets at the State University of New York Maritime College at Fort Schuyler. The present training ship, the Empire State, will be retired to the NDRF.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 15,  Nov 1988

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