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USNS Private Leonard C. Brostrom

Summary
USNS Private Leonard C. Brostrom (T-AK–255) was a cargo ship for the United States Navy that was converted into a heavy lift cargo ship in the early 1950s. She was built in 1943 for the United States Maritime Commission as SS Marine Eagle, a Type C4-S-B1 tank carrier, by Sun Shipbuilding during World War II. In 1948, she was transferred to the United States Army as USAT Private Leonard C. Brostrom after Leonard C. Brostrom, a recipient of the Medal of Honor. In 1950, the ship was transferred to the Military Sea Transport Service of the U.S. Navy as a United States Naval Ship staffed by a civilian crew. After ending her naval service, she entered the National Defense Reserve Fleet in October 1980 and was sold for scrapping in June 1982. Career Marine Eagle (MC hull 735) was laid down by the Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company of Chester, Pennsylvania under a United States Maritime Commission contract on 5 December 1942 and launched 10 May 1943 sponsored by Mrs. R. M. Ste
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