T/V Kings Pointer in Gloucester Harbor

T/V Kings Pointer in Gloucester Harbor

KINGS POINT, N.Y., April 17, 2014 – On Saturday evening, the T/V Kings Pointer, the United States Merchant Marine Academy’s (USMMA) newest training vessel tied up at her home port, Kings Point. The vessel, formerly the M/V Liberty Star, once served as a Solid Rocket Booster Recovery Vessel for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). On September 14th, 2012, she arrived at Kings Point and was transferred to the Academy during a formal Plaque and Key ceremony.  “We are thrilled to finally have the T/V Kings Pointer back at Kings Point and are also very pleased to see her tied up at a brand new Mallory Pier,” said Rear Admiral James A. Helis, Superintendent. “The newest  Kings Pointer will be an integral part of the training and development of our midshipmen. It will complement and enhance the Sea-Year experience of every Kings Pointer.”


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