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SS Cornhusker State (T-ACS-6)

SS Cornhusker State (T-ACS-6)
SS Cornhusker State (T-ACS-6)
United States
Name: SS Cornhusker State (T-ACS-7)
Builder: Bath Iron Works, Bath, ME
Laid down: 27 November 1967
Launched: 2 November 1968
Acquired: 20 June 1969
In service: 7 May 1984
Homeport: Newport News, VA
Status: Ready Reserve Force
Notes: Launched as the SS C.V. Stag Hound
General characteristics
Class and type: Gopher State-class crane ship
Displacement: 31,500 tons
Length: 668 ft 5 in (203.73 m)
Beam: 76 ft 1 in (23.19 m)
Draft: 33 ft 6 in (10.21 m)
Propulsion: two Combustion Engineering boilers two General Electric geared turbines single propeller, 10,747shp
Speed: 17 kn (20 mph; 31 km/h)
Capacity: 300+ Cargo Containers

Full Operational Status: 89 civilian mariners

Reduced Operational Status: 10 civilian mariners
Armament: None
Aviation facilities: None

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 under operation control of the Military Sealift Command (MSC). The ship was named for the state of Nebraska, which is also known as the Cornhusker State.


Cornhusker State was laid down on 27 November 1967, as the container ship CV Stag Hound, ON 520743, IMO 6916433, a Maritime Administration type (C5-S-73b) hull under MARAD contract (MA 207). Built by Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine, hull no. 356, she was launched on 2 November 1968, and delivered to MARAD 20 June 1969, entering service for American Export-Isbrandtsen Lines. She was sold to Farrell Lines in 1978 without name change. The ship was returned to MARAD in 1986 and laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet (NDRF). In 1987-1988 she was converted to a type (C5-S-MA73c) Crane Ship by Norfolk Shipbuilding & Drydock, Norfolk, Virginia. Completed on 12 April 1988, she was placed in service as SS Cornhusker State (T-ACS-6) and assigned to the Ready Reserve Force (RRF), under operation control of the Military Sealift Command (MSC).[1][2]

Cornhusker State has been in ready reserve at Newport News, Virginia since 1993.[citation needed]



  1. ^ Polmar 2005 p. 308
  2. ^ Silverstone 2011 p. 237


  • Polmar, Norman (2005). The Naval Institute Guide to the Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Flee. Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1591146852.
  • Silverstone, Paul (2011). The Navy of the Nuclear Age, 1947-2007. Routledge. ISBN 1135864667.


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