USNS Bald Eagle
USNS Bald Eagle (T-AF-50) was an Alstede-class stores ship acquired by the U.S. Navy. Her task was to carry stores, refrigerated items, and equipment to ships in the fleet, and to remote stations and staging areas.
|Ordered:||C2-S-B1) hull, MC hull 186|
|Launched:||7 May 1942|
|In service:||as USNS Bald Eagle (T-AF-50)|
|Out of service:||date unknown|
|Fate:||scrapped in 1973|
|Displacement:||6,556 t.(lt) 13,893 t.(fl)|
|Length:||459 ft 2 in (139.95 m)|
|Beam:||63 ft (19 m)|
|Draught:||25 ft 9 in (7.85 m)|
|Propulsion:||cross-compound turbines, single propeller|
Bald Eagle was laid down (date unknown), as a Maritime Commission type (C2-S-B1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 186) at Moore Dry Dock Company, Oakland, California. She was launched (date unknown) and delivered to the War Shipping Administration, 28 May 1943. She was acquired by the U.S. Navy in 1950.
Assigned to the Military Sea Transportation Service
Bald Eagle was assigned by the Navy to the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) and placed in service as USNS Bald Eagle (T-AF-50).
Operations under MSTS
She was placed out of service (date unknown) and struck from the Naval Vessel Register (date unknown). Final disposition: scrapped in 1973.
Military awards and honors
Bald Eagle's crew was eligible for the following medals: