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From a military vessel, the USNS New Bedford, and still a movie star, Mister Roberts, The Sea Bird is leading the way in vastly improving maritime technology in the name of saving the planet. With developing technologies in alternative propulsion, such as electric propulsion, using watt oil as fuel, and tesla turbines - we're boldly blazing a new path and we want you to be a part of the adventure!
1944: Camano Class Light Cargo Ship was laid down for the US Army as FS-289 at Wheeler Shipbuilding in Whitestone, NY.
1955 - 1963: Used as a cargo supply ship for the Texas Towers, a network of advanced radar stations located off the Eastern Seaboard. In 1957, Capt. Sixto Mangual was commander of the AKL-17 and in 1961 it was rechristened the USNS New Bedford. The New Bedford, sailing out of State Pier, was keeping vigil when Texas Tower No. 4 callapsed off the New Jersey coast during a January 1961 nor'easter.
2006: Design of the Tesla Turbine began on June 11, 2006. The Sea Bird was sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service for commercial service.