Follow Summer Sea Term 2018 aboard the USTS Kennedy

Follow the Texas A&M Maritime Academy Summer Sea Term 2018



See what's happening aboard !!!

Many thanks to the cadets, faculty, and crew for sending in these blog posts showcasing life on board this unique floating classroom.  Join them as the explore the hands on curriculum and training that make Texas A&M Maritime Academy graduates a sought after resource.  

Please be patient as these posts come in via Satelite and Cellular data. 


Name: USTS Kennedy
Owner: U.S. Maritime Administration
Operator: Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Builder: Avondale Shipyards, New Orleans, Louisiana
Launched: 1967
Homeport: Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts
Fate: Training Vessel Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Status: Ready Reserve Fleet, Training Vessel
General characteristics
Type: Training Ship/Troopship
Displacement: 18,549 long tons (18,847 t)
Length: 540 ft (160 m)
Beam: 76 ft (23 m)
Height: 119 ft 0 in (36.27 m) from keel to radar mast
Propulsion: 2 × Type D steam engines, steam turbines, single screw
Speed: 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph)
Complement: 710
Time to activate: 3 days
Armament: None
Aircraft carried: None
Aviation facilities: Helicopter pad (winch only)

For Deckplans and more information click HERE 



  • Click HERE to view pictures of Summer Sea Term 2018


For general inquiries regarding SST 2018 

Call Texas A&M Maritime Academy at 


or email 


For family emergencies that need to contact the training ship 

Call 409-740-447 

or email