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SS Pioneer Commander (AK-2016) Collection (2372) Finding Aid

Item Number: 23720000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

Approximately 45 linear feet of artifacts from the SS Pioneer Commander, which was laid down as the SS American Commander for the United States Lines in 1962 as a cargo ship and was involved with the evacuation of American and South Vietnamese personnel from Da Nang and Cam Ranh Bay in 1975.

Dates

  • 08 November 2010

Biographical / Historical

The SS Pioneer Commander was laid down as the SS American Commander for the United States Lines in 1962 as a cargo ship. It was renamed the SS Pioneer Commander in 1967 and was involved with the evacuation of American and South Vietnamese personnel from Da Nang and Cam Ranh Bay in 1975. It was transferred to the United States Maritime Administration (MARAD) in 1981 as part of the Ready Reserve Fleet in Beaumont, Texas. The ship was then downgraded to reserve under review for disposal in 2001.
Title
Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
45.0
Pages
1
Location(s)
Museum Object Collection
14
Museum Objects

Azimuth Circle - 2372museum4031
Binnacle - 2372museum4032
Builder's Plate - 2372museum4033
Chelsea Clock - 2372museum4034
Emergency Running Lights or Navigation Lights (2, Port and Starboard) - 2372museum4035 - 2372museum4036
Engine Order Telegraph (with Stand) - 2372museum4037
Engine Order Telegraph (without stand) - 2372museum4038
Framed Cerificate - 2372museum4039
Gyro Repeater (with stand)- 2372museum4040
Inclinometer- 2372museum4041
Life Boat Compass - 2372museum4042
Rudder Angle Indicator- 2372museum4043
Running Stern Light - 2372museum4044
Ship Name Board - 2372museum4045

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14
Museum Objects

Azimuth Circle - 2372museum4031
Binnacle - 2372museum4032
Builder's Plate - 2372museum4033
Chelsea Clock - 2372museum4034
Emergency Running Lights or Navigation Lights (2, Port and Starboard) - 2372museum4035 - 2372museum4036
Engine Order Telegraph (with Stand) - 2372museum4037
Engine Order Telegraph (without stand) - 2372museum4038
Framed Cerificate - 2372museum4039
Gyro Repeater (with stand)- 2372museum4040
Inclinometer- 2372museum4041
Life Boat Compass - 2372museum4042
Rudder Angle Indicator- 2372museum4043
Running Stern Light - 2372museum4044
Ship Name Board - 2372museum4045

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Pub Credit Line
23720000000, SS Pioneer Commander (AK-2016) Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 08 Nov 2010 [Updated: 09 Nov 2010]