Empire State V

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USTS Empire State while serving as USS Barrett
USTS Empire State while serving as USS Barrett
United States
Name: Empire State V (ex Barrett)
Owner: Maritime Administration
Awarded: 18 August 1948
Builder: New York Shipbuilding Corporation
Laid down: 1 June 1949
Launched: 27 June 1950
Completed: 21 May 1952
Out of service: 1990
Struck: 07/01/1973
Identification:IMO number7941904
Fate: Sold for scrap (June 2007)
General characteristics
Type: Training Ship troop transport
Length: 534 ft (163 m)
Beam: 73 ft (22 m)
Draft: 27.1 ft (8.3 m)
Installed power: 2 B&W WT Boilers, geared turbine
Propulsion: Single Screw
Speed: 19 knots
Complement: 398 officers and civilians, 1506 enlisted (as built)
Armament: none

USTS Empire State V, was a troop ship of the US Navy and training vessel of the United States Maritime Service. It was laid down as the SS President Jackson a cargo / passenger liner and finished as a troop transport, the USS Barrett (T-AP-196). It was converted to a training ship in 1973 serving as the training ship for the State University of New York Maritime College until 1990 when it was replaced by the college's current training ship the USTS Empire State VI. After serving New York Maritime it was placed in the Maritime service's James River "Ghost Fleet," until 2007 when it was sold for scrap.


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