A Ship on the Strait: Black Eagle

It’s a rarity to see a container cargo ship on the Carquinez Strait.

The Black Eagle is a container cargo ship designed to bring cargo to ports without shore-side loading and unloading equipment.

She is capable of carrying up to 850 containers and has five ship board cranes for loading and unloading.

The Black Eagle is used to pre-position military supplies.  

She was launched in 1983 at the French shipyard Chantieres de l’Atlantique in Saint-Nazaire.  She was originally built for the French shipping firm Delmas and was named the Therese Delmas when she was launched.

Ship Name




Dead Weight Tons


Black Eagle

621 feet

105 feet

37 feet


850 containers


To see a map of the Bay Area showing ships and their current positions visitMarineTraffic.com.

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