U.S.T. Atlantic-class supertanker
|Name||U.S.T. Atlantic class|
|Owner||U.S. Trust Company of New York|
|Operator||Interocean Management Inc.|
|Builder||Newport News Shipbuilding|
|Launched||October 1978; August 1979|
|Class and type||ULCC MA design--T11-S-116a|
|Length||LOA: 362.14 m (1,188.1 ft); Cidade de Macae 420 m (1,380 ft) LBP: 348.40 meters (1,143.0 ft)|
|Beam||69.49 m (227.99 ft)|
|Draught||22.810 m (74.84 ft)|
|Depth||28.96 m (95.01 ft)|
|Propulsion||General Electric Steam Turbine|
The two ships of the U.S.T. Atlantic class, the U.S.T. Atlantic and U.S.T. Pacific, were the largest ships ever built in the American Hemisphere.
At full load, the ships drew nearly 75 feet (22.86 m) and were unable to visit any ports in the continental United States, unless lightered or light ship. Stood on end, each vessel would have been nearly as tall as the Empire State Building.