NASSCO launched largest containership ever built in San Diego
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – General Dynamics NASSCO held an event today to christen and launch the containership Lurline, the largest of its kind ever built in San Diego.
The vessel, which is designed to transport containers, automobiles and rolling stock, is 870 feet long and can hold 3,500 cargo containers. It was constructed for Matson, inc., a Honolulu-based shipping company.
Lurline is designed for energy efficiency and is the lead ship of a two-vessel contract being built for Matson.