FREEDOM

  • General
    • Vessel Name : FREEDOM
    • Operator : MASSACHUSETTS BAY LINES, INC.
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Passenger (Other)
    • Vessel Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
    • Construction : Aluminum
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 2000
  • Location
    • City : BOSTON
    • STATE : MA
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 67
    • Passenger Capacity : 399
  • Size
    • Register length : 100 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 40 Feet
    • Overall Length : 103.2 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 40.8 Feet
    • Load draft : 5.6 Feet
    • Light Draft : 4.6 Feet
    • Height : 40 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1974
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 559113

MASSACHUSETTS BAY LINES, INC.

  • Area of Operation : BOSTON HARBOR
  • Principal Commodity : PASSENGERS

MASSACHUSETTS

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

MUSIC CITY QUEEN

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Steel

NEW BOSTON

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Steel

SAMUEL CLEMENS

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Steel

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U.S. Navy, NOAA Strike Deal to Fast-Track Unmanned Maritime Systems

U.S. Navy, NOAA Strike Deal to Fast-Track Unmanned Maritime Systems

The advent of autonomy in the maritime and subsea space has received a significant boost with the announcement that a pair of U.S. government titans, the United States Navy and NOAA, have inked an deal to jointly expand the development and operations of unmanned maritime systems.“With the strengthening of our ongoing partnership with the Navy

New Staten Island Ferry Launched at Eastern

New Staten Island Ferry Launched at Eastern

Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. (ESG) launched the second of three new Staten Island “Ollis Class” Ferries for the City of New York Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) Staten Island Ferry Division. The Sandy Ground was launched Friday at Eastern’s Allanton facility in Panama City, Fla.

Austal USA Delivers USS Oakland, the US Navy's 300th Ship

Austal USA Delivers USS Oakland, the US Navy's 300th Ship

The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of the future USS Oakland (LCS 24) Friday during a ceremony at Austal USA in Mobile, Ala. The delivery marks the final milestone prior to the ship's scheduled commissioning in early 2021.Oakland is the 22nd littoral combat ship (LCS) and the 12th of the Independence variant to join the U.S. Navy fleet.

Video: President Trump Visits Fincantieri Marinette Marine

Video: President Trump Visits Fincantieri Marinette Marine

President Donald Trump visited Fincantieri Marinette Marine Thursday following the Wisconsin shipyard’s recent contract award to design and build the U.S. Navy's first-in-class FFG(X) guided-missile frigate.The first U.S. president to visit the Marinette Marine shipyard, Trump toured the facilities where Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) are currently built and met with employees before

US Warship Sails Near Venezuela After Iranian Cargo Ship Arrives

US Warship Sails Near Venezuela After Iranian Cargo Ship Arrives

A U.S. Navy ship navigated near the Venezuelan coast on Tuesday in what the U.S. military's Southern Command called a "freedom of navigation operation," a day after a cargo ship from U.S. foe Iran docked at a port of the South American country.In a post on its website, the Southern Command said the USS Nitze, a missile destroyer

Carnival Plans to Resume Some Voyages in August

Carnival Plans to Resume Some Voyages in August

Carnival Corp announced Monday it plans to resume certain North American voyages in August as it tries to rebound from the coronavirus pandemic, which has idled its ships since March.The company said its Carnival Cruise Line brand intends to restart cruises on eight ships from Miami (Carnival Horizon, Carnival Magic and Carnival Sensation)

Opinion: Maritime Freedom & the Global Commons

Opinion: Maritime Freedom & the Global Commons

“Freedom” – the absence of subjection to foreign domination or despotic governmentIt has been decades since international relations in the world order dictated true competition for sea control, sea lines of communication, access to world markets, and diplomatic partnerships. However, it is becoming increasingly alarming that nations such as Iran

Fincantieri Marinette to Build Saudi Warships

Fincantieri Marinette to Build Saudi Warships

A Lockheed Martin-led team has secured a multibillion dollar order from the U.S. Navy to build four Multi-Mission Surface Combatants ships for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as part of the U.S.’s Foreign Military Sales program.Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM), who has been working with Lockheed Martin

LCS 19 Completes Acceptance Trials

LCS 19 Completes Acceptance Trials

Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 19, the future USS St. Louis, has completed acceptance trials in Lake Michigan and will now undergo final outfitting and fine-tuning before delivery to the US Navy early next year.Christened and launched on December 15, 2018, LCS 19 was built by Marinette Marine in Marinette, Wis. The vessel is the seventh ship in naval service named after St. Louis, Mo.

Aircraft Carrier John F. Kennedy Christened

Aircraft Carrier John F. Kennedy Christened

The U.S. Navy’s newest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) was christened Saturday during a ceremony at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division.The second aircraft carrier in the Ford Class, John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) is also the second aircraft carrier built by Newport News Shipbuilding named for JFK.

Gibbs & Cox: Historic Ship Designer Turns 90

Gibbs & Cox: Historic Ship Designer Turns 90

Hindsight, they say is 20/20, and in this regard renowned design house Gibbs & Cox has nine decades in the rear view mirror on which to lean. We recently caught up with Chris Deegan, President and CEO of Gibbs & Cox, celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2019, to discuss the organization’s rich history and promising future.

UK joins U.S. in Gulf Maritime Security Mission

UK joins U.S. in Gulf Maritime Security Mission

Britain on Monday joined the United States in a maritime security mission in the Gulf to protect merchant vessels travelling through the Strait of Hormuz after Iran seized a British-flagged vessel.British officials stressed that there was no change to London's policy on Iran but joining the United States is the most significant non-Brexit foreign policy move to date of Prime Minister Boris