Built by Marinship Co., Sausalito, California.
Yardnumber 21. UMSC No. 1264. Off. nr. 503326
Keel laid 30-03-1943. Launched 25-06-1943. Completed 09-03-1944. Gr. 10448 t., Net. 6423 t., Dw. 16613 t. L.o.a. 159,57 m., Br. 20,78 m., Dr. 8,99 m. Engine: 2 steam turbines, manufactured by General Electric Company, Lynn, Massachussetts. 10000 B.h.p., 7356 kW. Speed 15 knots. 26 Tanks.
PAMANSET-1944 Completed for U.S. War Shipping Administration, San Francisco, USA.
AO-85 PAMANSET-1944 Commissioned USS Pamanset (AO-85), 30 April.
AO-85 PAMANSET-1946 Decommissioned, 18 March. Struck from the Naval Register, 28 March.
AO-85 PAMANSET-1946 Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 11 October 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay Group, Benecia, CA.
PAMANSET-1947 Leased, 24 October 1947, to Pacific Tankers.
PAMANSET-1948 Title transferred to the US Navy, 10 February.
T-AO-85 PAMANSET-1949 Placed in service by the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) as USNS Pamanset (T-AO-85), 1 October.
T-AO-85 PAMANSET-1956 Placed out of service, 24 February and transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA. Group.
T-AO-85 PAMANSET-1956 Reacquired by the US Navy, 26 June, and placed in service by the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) as USNS Pamanset (T-AO-85).
T-AO-85 PAMANSET-1957 Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register, 26 September, and transferred to MARAD for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, TX.
SEATRAIN FLORIDA-1966 for Hudson Waterways Corporation, New York, USA. (MARAD Exchange Program)
SEATRAIN FLORIDA-1975 Transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD Trade-in Program) and laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA., assigned to the Maritime Administration Ready Reserve Force (RRF).
FLORIDA-1978 Renamed, 8 August.
Additional Reports :
Reported Seatrain Florida converted to vehicle carrier with added 36' section from discarded forebody from s/t FRUITVALE HILLS, converted by Newport News SB. & DD. Co., Newport News, Va. I 1967.
New Dimensions 170.7 / 164.5 x 20.8 m, 8023 grt / 12334 dwt. 1 Hold. 1 Hatch: 18,5 x 11,4 m. Bale 22461 m3.
Reported Florida sold to shipbreakers in Taiwan. Arrived Kaohsiung 17 Nov. 1986 to be broken up. [ By An Hsiung Iron & Steel Co. ]