SS Flickertail State (T-ACS-5)


SS Flickertail State (T-ACS-5)

SS "Flickertail State" (T-ACS-5) is a crane ship in ready reserve for the United States Navy. She is stationed at Newport News, Virginia and is in ready reserve under the Military Sealift Command. The ship was named for the state of North Dakota, which is also known as the "Flickertail State".

The ship was built by the Bath Iron Works. Her keel was laid on February 14, 1967, launched on May 11, 1968, and delivered 21 February 1969 as CV "Lightning" (MA-206).

"Lightning" was acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Administration in 1986 and was converted throughout 1987. She re-entered service as "Flickertail State" on 9 February 1988, and has been in ready reserve since 1993.

External links

: [http://www.msc.navy.mil/inventory/ships.asp?ship=flickertailstate&type=CraneShip Military Sealift Command page on "Flickertail State"] : [http://www.nvr.navy.mil/nvrships/details/ACS5.htm Entry in the Naval Register]


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