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MV Green Wave )AK-2050)
International Radio Call Sign:
Kilo - Romeo - Hotel - Lima
Breakbulk Cargo Ship:
Built in 1980 as MV Woermann Mira by Howaldtswerke Deutsche Werft AG, Germany
Launched. date unknown
Delivered, 3 July 1980 to Sloman Neptun Shipping & Transport GmbH placed in service as MV Woermann Mira
Acquired by the Military Sealift Command in September 1984, modified for Naval Service at Jacksonville, FL, renamed MV Green Wave, reflagged U. S.
Time charter contract awarded to Central Gulf Line, 12 October 1984 to primarily resupply the US Base at McMurdo Antarctica
Displacement 16,000 t.(lt)
Draft 26' 9" (max)
Speed 16 kts.
Cargo Capacity 9,521 long tons
Full Operating Complement approx. 24 Civilian Mariners
Propulsion Diesel, 1 shaft
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||MV Green Wave (AK-2050) moored pierside, date and location unknown.
||Photo by Peter Westdijk the Netherlands
||MV Green Wave (AK-2050) arriving at McMurdo Station, Antarctic, in February 2012.
US Navy photo # 120312-F-MQ656-200j
||U.S. Navy personnel off-load MV Green Wave (AK-2050) at McMurdo Station after the Modular Causeway System was assembled and
ready to handle heavy loads, 22 February 2012, during Operation Deep Freeze.
U.S. Navy photo # 120223-N-NT795-999 by BM2 Nelson Doromal.
||MV Green Wave (AK-2050) tided up at the at McMurdo Station alongside the the Modular Causeway System, February 2012.
There is no DANFS history available for Green Wave (T-AK-2050) at NavSource
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
MARAD Vessel History Database
MSC News Release - "Despite challenges, Green Wave delivers for Operation Deep Freeze"
Last Updated 10 February 2017
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