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Empire State V

Career (US)
Name: TS Empire State V (ex USS 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
Struck: 07/01/1973
Fate: Sold for scrap (June 2007)
General characteristics
Type: Training Ship troop transport
Length: 534 ft
Beam: 73 ft
Propulsion: Single Screw
Complement: 410 (Officers) 1750 (Enlisted)
Armament: none

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



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